Internal clock drives sunflowers` daily motion

In an interesting find, scientists have revealed that sunflowers do not simply respond to sunlight, but also to an internal biological clock.

Purple nut sedge was important part of prehistoric ancestors` diet: Study

A new study has found new evidence that our had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.

How plants respond to elevated CO2 levels

Researchers have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

How plants can produce species without sex

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner, research reveals.

New research solves plant sex mystery

In a breakthrough, a team of biologists has solved a mystery surrounding how plants have sex.

Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.

Tiny scanner that checks your fruit`s nutritional value

What if you can get the nutritional value of an apple or a watermelon by just scanning it with a hand-held device?

Plants that survive on metal!

This plant species has a unique lifestyle - it eats nickel for a living - and can be a crucial entrant in the field of green technologies.

How plants survive `salt` pain

Plants are using a "calcium wave" to survive in the increasingly salty or saline soils that have become a problem the world over, research suggests.

Now, plants to power planes!

Biofuels may soon become a low-cost and environment-friendly alternative to costly jet fuels as researchers have developed a new technology to transform lignocellulosic biomass into a jet fuel surrogate.

Plants that regulate sprouting tackle climate change well

Plants with the ability to regulate the timing of germination in response to environmental cues are more likely to spin off new species and are better at dealing with weather threats from climate change.

Plants that can detect chemical explosives!

Oxygen and greenery is fine but what about plants that can sense pollution and even detect chemical explosives?

Plants may be more intelligent than previously believed

Researchers have suggested that plants are more intelligent than we believe, insisting that they are also able to make complex decisions.

Crops resilient to changing climate a near possibility

A novel way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to changing climate, new research shows.

Humans transferred skin bacteria to plant!

In a first such case where humans have transferred bacteria to a plant, scientists have reported bacteria that cause acne in humans have now gone to grapevines!

Dubai to have Quran-theme park next year

Aiming to highlight the `miracles` of the Quran, Dubai authorities are building a theme park that will have 51 of the total 54 plants cited in the holy book.

Soon, plants to tell what`s wrong with the planet

A EU-funded study is hoping to crack the language of the plants so that we can understand what message they are trying to convey.

Cultivation of plants possible on Mars: Researcher

Cultivation of various plant species, also food plants, is possible on the soil of Mars, according to ecologist Wieger Wamelink of the Dutch research institute Alterra of Wageningen University.

Plants choose growth over defence

As plants look at channelising their energies, they choose growth over defence against pathogens.

How plants evolved to survive cold winters

Researchers studying plants have amassed the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, like the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters .