In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.
Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...
Why does pollen from plants make your nose run? The answer involves protein and communication.
For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.
Scientists have found evidence that plants can sense the presence of neighbors that might cast shadows on them at some future time.
History can explain why plants and animals look the way they do today.
Plants are using wonderful and intriguing ways to defend themselves against predators.
Catnip is a great treat for your favorite cat. The best news is that catnip is easy to grow!
Ancient tattoos may have had more than just a decorative function.
Why would some plants want their fruit to be eaten?