plants

tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.19
environment-people

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.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.5.19
Film

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."
River Donaghey
5.24.19
Motherboard

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.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.19
The Moon

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.
Becky Ferreira
1.15.19
Space

China is growing plants on the moon

"A first in human history."
David Gilbert
1.15.19
CYBORGS

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.
Caroline Haskins
12.4.18
Conservation

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.18
DNA

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.18
Comics!

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

Loving plants is sometimes like loving people.
Haejin Park
10.11.18
ALIENS

Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds

“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Becky Ferreira
9.26.18
Art

Trump's EPA Is a Disaster, So These Artists Made Their Own

It's run by weeds (yes, weeds)—which are somehow a plausible alternative to Scott Pruitt.
Claire Voon
6.11.18
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