Since antiquity, Chios has drawn visitors with its prized, aromatic resin. Walk Pyrgi’s narrow, medieval streets and you’ll see buildings, arches—even the undersides of balconies—etched with intricate,
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts in
Human activities are threatening these stunning, strange flowers, just as scientists are beginning to understand them. The ghost orchid is an unusual, and unusually beautiful, flower found only in Cuba
One of the world’s deadliest species of fungus, previously thought native to Japan and Korea, has been found by a photographer on the outskirts of Cairns in northern Australia. Scientists say the discovery
A deadly fungus is spreading through banana plantations, and the cloned bananas we eat are defenseless. In labs around the world, scientists are trying to find ways to genetically alter the fruit to make
Certain corners of the internet are getting very nutty over the way cashews grow. Yes, a photo of cashews minding their own business has inadvertently ushered in the social media freakout of the week.
(CNN) — Underneath its spiky exterior, the fruit is smooth, juicy and beautifully sweet. The spikes of the lychee fruit -- also known as litchi -- may be a deterrent for some animals, but for humans to
The small Queensland town of Gympie has been identified as the origin of 70% of the world’s macadamia nuts. New research into the fatty seed has revealed the world’s dominant commercial cultivar – grown