Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
NASA’s vegetable production system, known as Veggie, may help pave the way for more sophisticated systems that could supplement astronauts’ diets during long trips to space.
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved

NASA’s vegetable production system, known as Veggie, may help pave the way for more sophisticated systems that could supplement astronauts’ diets during long trips to space.

NASA’s vegetable production system, known as Veggie, may help pave the way for more sophisticated systems that could supplement astronauts’ diets during long trips to space.

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What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
To avoid wasting digestive energy, the plant only seals shut after sensing certain prey movements.
Ants Produce Antibiotics that May Protect Plants
Ants Produce Antibiotics that May Protect Plants
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020
The antimicrobial compounds ants excrete to defend themselves from pathogens may protect plants as well.
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
Trigger hairs on the lobes of the trap are tuned to respond to wriggling prey.
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Amy Schleunes | Feb 19, 2020
Microscopic plant remnants found near the bones indicate that the ancient humans practiced burying rituals, but the archaeological field is not in full agreement.
Image of the Day: Farming Ants
Image of the Day: Farming Ants
Amy Schleunes | Jan 22, 2020
Evolution imbued ants with an agriculture strategy that optimizes food rewards.
Vegetation Filters Harmful Particulates from Air—But How Much?
Vegetation Filters Harmful Particulates from Air—But How Much?
Shawna Williams | Jan 6, 2020
Studies on various roadside layouts and species tend to yield different results for plants’ effectiveness at alleviating pollution.
Image of the Day: Ancient Cooking
Image of the Day: Ancient Cooking
Emily Makowski | Jan 6, 2020
Hunter-gatherers cooked and ate carb-rich rhizomes.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Emily Makowski | Dec 26, 2019
From bubbling plants to endangered whales, here are some amazing images from The Scientist in 2019.
Image of the Day: Fragmented Habitat
Image of the Day: Fragmented Habitat
Emily Makowski | Dec 17, 2019
Human activities may be affecting both narrow-ranged plants and widespread ones.