State of the world's orchids revealed in new report

Up to 45% of all known flowering plant species across the globe could be under threat of extinction with the plant family Orchidaceae (orchids) among the most threatened, according to a new report.

Turning up gravity for space fungi study

Fungi in space have been a plot point in Star Trek: Discovery, but they are also a very real problem for astronauts and space stations. United Nations co-sponsored testing by a team from Macau in China subjected fungi to ...

Novel plant pathogen discovered on world's northernmost island

Ellesmere Island (76°N–83°N) is one of the northernmost islands in the world, along with Greenland and Spitsbergen Island. More than 100 species of vascular plants are distributed across this island in the ice-free areas ...

Invasive species on the menu at London restaurant

A London restaurant is exploring whether eating invasive species such as gray squirrel, American Signal crayfish and Japanese knotweed could help fight their spread, but scientists remain skeptical.

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