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10.8.19

Tons of Endangered and Rare Species Live in This Bolivian Forest. A Sixth of It Just Burned Down.

"This devastating loss due to the fires is simply unfathomable."

8.23.19

Climate Change Revived a Plant That Hasn't Bred in 60 Million Years in the UK

Cycads used to grow in the UK during the age of the dinosaurs. Warming temperatures are helping them return.

6.27.19

Crocodiles Evolved to Be Vegetarian 'At Least Three Times' in the Past

Fossilized teeth indicate that crocodilians had much more varied diets during the age of dinosaurs.

6.5.19

Poachers Are Fueling the Succulent Black Market By Stealing From State Parks

People can’t stop digging wild plants out of the dirt so they can resell them to other succulent fanatics.

5.24.19

We Asked an Expert if Ferns Will Survive the 'Between Two Ferns' Road Trip Movie

"Ferns are just not the plant I'd choose to take on the road. Zach would be better off with a snake plant."

1.16.19

The First Plants to Grow on the Moon Are Already Dead

Cotton sprouts grew for about one week in a biosphere brought to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission.

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1.15.19

Plants Are Growing on the Moon for the First Time

Cotton seeds brought to the far side of the Moon by China's Chang'e-4 lander have sprouted.

1.15.19

China is growing plants on the moon

"A first in human history."

12.4.18

Cyborg Plant Controls a Robot to Move Itself Towards Light

A plant-robot cyborg developed by researchers at MIT uses electrodes, light detectors, and wheels to save a plant from perishing.

11.2.18

Seed Vaults Can’t Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants

A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.

11.1.18

Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to map the genome of 1.5 million plants, animals, and fungi.

10.11.18

'Plant Killer,' Today's Comic by Haejin Park

Loving plants is sometimes like loving people.

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