We probably don't really think about exactly what's involved in the creation of a plant, but a seed is actually carrying an embryo. It is als also carrying a very important food storage that will later be needed for the initial growth of the seedling, to soon blossom into a plant.
Fresh water is pouring into the Gulf of Alaska and could create the sixth largest coastal river in the world, according to new research.
Scientists have discovered that ungulates, hooved mammals that disappeared only 10,000 years ago, are actually related to mammals like horses rather than elephants and other species with ties to Africa.
Earth's most iconic regions may be in danger. Scientists have found that without better local management, these ecosystems may be at risk of collapse under climate change.
Scientists have found that a crocodilian ancestor may have filled one of North America's top predator roles before dinosaurs arrived on the continent.
It turns out that parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism. Scientists have found that parasites can cause ramp up cannibalism among freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland.
Researchers have found that the world's most common insecticide does not significantly harm honey bee colonies at real-world dosage levels.
It turns out that humans aren't the only ones who like good food. Scientists have found that chimps will travel a further distance for preferred food sources in non-wild habitats.
Scientists have discovered that humans may have some "foreign" genes that they've acquired from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times.
A new genetics study on cultivated papaya has found that the hermaphrodite version of the plant, which is of the most use to growers, arose as a result of human selection, possibly by the ancient Maya, about 4,000 years ago.
Scientists may have found new passageways that could cause East Antarctica's largest and most rapidly thinning glacier to melt even further.
New findings published in the Journal of Proteome Research suggest that human babies may need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than infants of one of their closest primate relatives.