botany

Pando, one of the oldest and largest organisms

Pando, a large grove of aspen trees sharing a single root system, is one of the largest living organisms in the world. We take a look at how researchers are teaming up with students to learn more about this ancient and endangered tree colony.

Harvesting plants in space

For humans to travel to the moon and Mars, they’ll need to bring a lowly weed. Just as actor Matt Damon attempts to survive on Mars in the movie The Martian by cultivating plants in unfavorable conditions, real life astronauts interested in colonizing Mars may also need to understand how to grow plants in extreme […]

SciTech Now Episode 220

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists work to grow plants in extreme conditions; an app predicts your seven year romantic outlook; and automation and robots are introduced to one of the oldest trades: brick laying.