Image showing artist’s impression of elephant birds on a beach in Madagascar

Madagascar's orphans of extinction

Researchers in Comparative Seed Biology, Wolfgang Stuppy and Aurélie Albert-Daviaud, explain how some Madagascan plants are living on 'borrowed time' following the extinction of their seed dispersers.

Scanning trees with laser beams

The Science Festival is back at Kew Gardens this weekend (4–6 August)! Science Festival intern, Mair Bosley delves into the science behind one of our fantastic festival stalls to help us see the wood for the trees.

Putting bamboo and rattan on the map

This week, Kew launches a World Checklist and Atlas for Rattans and Bamboos. In this post, we explain Kew's involvement in these much needed books.

Medicinal plant market in Anguo, China

Plants, drugs and rocky soil

Owen Durant, Natural Product Researcher at Kew, explains how scientists are using plant science in the quest to discover life-saving drugs.

Image showing Enset in the Agri-landscape of South West Ethiopia

Enset: bananas on steroids!

Mair Bosley reveals the fascinating background behind enset, featuring in this summer's Science Festival.

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