botany

What’s The Smartest Plant?

Compared to even the dumbest human being, your average tulip is a moron. But you’d have to be dumber than a tulip to deny that something — maybe not intelligence in its dictionary definition, but some guiding, autonomic power — is at work among the members of the plant kingdom….

Freakishly Resilient Plants Managed To Survive A 450-Day Ordeal In Outer Space

In an experiment conducted on the International Space Station, two different types of naturally-occurring algae were exposed to the extreme conditions of space. Incredibly, both strains survived. It’s a finding that could further our understanding of how life originated on Earth, and how colonists might be able to sustain themselves…