At 335 feet (102 meters) in height, the enormous newly-discovered cypress tree — which was found in a forest in Tibet — would tower over the Statue of Liberty.
For the first time, researchers have observed how just one particle of light can trigger photosynthesis in bacteria — finally revealing the first step of the crucial process.
From Prometheus and Methuselah to trees in remote forests of China, these are the most ancient known trees on Earth.
Researchers have serendipitously discovered that a key step in photosynthesis can occur much earlier in the process than previously believed.
A study of tomato and tobacco plants suggests they emit ultrasonic popping sounds when dehydrated or physically damaged.
The mysterious plant, Thismia kobensis, was rediscovered growing a few inches from a forest floor in Japan.
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