Some seeds lie dormant as a survival technique: they wait until weather conditions are optimal to make their big debut.
Oceans became saline hundreds of millions of years ago as rainfall mixed with sodium from the Earth's crust.
Small doses disinfect, but large chlorine quantities are deadly to humans.
These zombies don't go for brains, they're after your flowering plants.
Scientists produce ethanol from carbon monoxide—a breakthrough that may provide clean and sustainable energy.
Long before animals roamed the earth, Prototaxites existed—a twenty-foot organism that some scientists classify as a giant fungus.
Jellyfish turn up in the unlikeliest of places...a Wisconsin sandstone quarry.
Solar energy may be sustainable, but it's not efficient. Scientists trade silicon for perovskite to give solar cells a boost.
Climate change isn't just about rising tides overtaking land; climate change may destroy vast oceanic ecosystems.
Photographic memory is a myth. People with uncanny memorization skills are just really good at organizing information on familiar topics.
The Velociraptor wasn't nearly as big and scary as in the movie Jurassic Park, but it was just as deadly.
Researchers at the Home Biome Project trace bacterial samples back to specific houses.