Tough, fibrous lignin is a natural scaffold in plants, giving them support as they grow up from the ground.
Scientists have developed a rice line that requires less fertilizer without sacrificing yield.
Some say that opposites attract. Others say that birds of a feather flock together.
For millions of years, spider webs have been really, really good at catching things. Now, researchers have begun to cotton on to how they might use this ability to their own ends.
Forest species like monkeys need forest habitat: this much is obvious, but it’s not always the whole story.
Fewer than half a million African elephants remain in the wild, and some 50,000 of these largest of land animals on Earth are slaughtered each year for their ivory tusks.
This article is available in Spanish through a partnership with the Institute of Ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Chickens roam the Hawaiian island of Kauai, and people disagree about where these birds came from.
The answer is: California condors, Black-footed ferrets, and Kihansi spray toads.
Climate change is usually thought of as a great menace to the world’s ecology, but the truth is that climate change isn’t a death sentence for everyone.