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Why Are Plants Green? The Answer Might Work on Any Planet

From large trees in the Amazon jungle to houseplants to seaweed in the ocean, green is the color that reigns over the plant kingdom....

An Unexpected Radiation Spike Has Been Detected Over Europe

A mysterious increase in radiation levels over northern Europe was detected this month by authorities from several countries, although no nation has yet come...

Scientists Recommend These 4 ‘Weapons’ in Our War Against Climate Change

In 1896, Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius explored whether Earth's temperatures were influenced by the presence of heat-absorbing gases in the atmosphere. He calculated that...

Every Arabica coffee plant may come from a single common ancestor

Arabica coffee beans are vulnerable to extinction because of a lack of genetic diversity Alicia Llop/Getty ImagesDNA sequencing has confirmed that a lot of...

‘Sneezing’ plants may spread pathogens to their neighbors

Next time you pass a wheat field on a dewy morning, you might want to say "gesundheit."That's because some sick plants can "sneeze" -...

Low Maintenance Plants Are Actually Terrible for Beginners

Hands up if you've killed a succulent. Yeah, me too. Succulents and cacti are great beginner plants in theory because they can survive a...

Earliest Evidence of People

We know humans have been using cannabis for various purposes for thousands of years, but its history as a drug has been a little...

People may have smoked marijuana in rituals 2,500 years ago in...

Mourners gathered at a cemetery in what's now western China around 2,500 years ago to inhale fumes of burning cannabis plants that wafted from...

Humans have driven nearly 600 plant species to extinction since 1750s

Humanity has caused an average of more than two plant species a year to be wiped off the Earth since the middle of the...

Trump and Macron’s Symbolic Oak Tree Has Died

An oak tree planted by President Trump and Emmanuel Macron as a symbol of the United States and France's symbolic ties has died, a...