In nature, plants engage in a never-ending battle to avoid being eaten. Unable to run away, plant species have evolved defenses to deter herbivores; they have spines, produce nasty chemicals, or grow tough leaves that are ...
At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme.
Guidelines for a research project about agroindustrial wastes and their potential use as appropriate materials for housing and infrastructure include converting waste into resources, substituting toxic raw materials for healthy ...
Crops such as wheat could be up to 21% more efficient at turning the sun's energy into food, according to new research by Lancaster University.
Scientists at the University of Stirling have discovered a new type of plant growing in Shetland - with its evolution only having occurred in the last 200 years.
Neophytes – invasive plants that are alien to the region – are a huge burden on the public purse. The ETH spin-off "In-Finitude" has set up a new online platform right on time for the growing season. This displays the ...
For moths, love is literally in the air through the action of pheromones to attract mates.
A solution to help farmers to grow crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought may depend on breeding and cultivating plants that protect themselves with a thicker layer of leaf wax, a new study shows.
To help plants better fend off insect pests, researchers are arming them with stones.
When scientists confirmed their existence in the San Gabriel River in 2008, the green sea turtles were thought to be oddballs or lost wanderers.