Palm trees `may hold key to immortality`

The key to longevity may not lie in a miraculous essence of water, but rather in the structure and function of cells within a plant and not a special, mysterious, rare plant, but one that we may think of as being quite commonplace, even ordinary – the palm, researchers say.

Palm trees could grow in Antarctic if climate change persists

Palm trees, usually found in hot climatic conditions, could grow in the Antarctic within a few hundred years if climate change continues, researchers said.