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Miracle Plant Used in Ancient Greece Rediscovered After 2,000 Years

The "miracle" plant Silphium consumed by Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, which was thought to have become extinct two thousand years ago, has recently been rediscovered in Turkey by a professor, who thinks he’s found a botanical survivor. The plant,...

Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Allowed Flowers to Thrive

A recent study reveals that even though a massive asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, it didn't harm the flowers much. In fact, after the asteroid hit, the flowers bloomed. About sixty-six million years...

A Piano Concert Among Greece’s Blooming Peach Trees

Manos Milonakis has drawn inspiration for his piano compositions from the blooming peach trees in northern Greece, for the past two years.

Rare Species of Orchids Give Life to Lesvos Petrified Forest

Due to impassioned conservation efforts at Lesvos Petrified Forest, a breathtaking rare orchid species named Ophrys lesbis has sprouted.