Cauliflower’s ability to imitate anything from ‘rice’ to ‘wings’, has seen the previously humble veggie rise in power in recent years. Yet while its transformative powers are celebrated by foodies across the world, until now it has remained unclear how the vegetable itself (and its fancy Romanesco variant) evolved from its plainer predecessor – cabbage… Read more
This week we’re inspired by a giant dick rocket making its way into space (and also back for some reason). Before we go back to shopping online to fund the next space mission, we’re talking some awesome plant science. #inspiring… Read more
We’re back from the summer break. If you had guessed that we will be more on point, less rambly and more focussed on plants after our break I have to ask: do you even know us? Anyway, we have cool science facts and not a single cut in the entire episode.
- Sedative Effects of Latexes Obtained from Some Lactuca L. Species Growing in Turkey
- Dinosaurs were night prowlers, study finds
- Tatsuya Amano on Twitter: “#languagebarriers have multiple major consequences for scientists, the advance of science, and its impact on societies.
Fly like a lemur, sting like an ant in a crow, as my late grandfather used to say to me before I was born. With that in mind, let’s talk about some plant facts. We have new organs, delicious salty plants and a first of its kind almost-social fern. Let’s go!… Read more
I said hey, what’s going on? We’re more or less vaxxed, we’re excited about summer and we’re bringing plant facts! We’re diving deep into epigenetics, discuss climate fixes and talk for a surprisingly long time about marsupial genitalia. The usual.… Read more
We are very hopeful this week that many bad things will come to an end. Also, we talk about a spiky favourite tree, lots of pride in STEM and many other cool things.
- Monkey puzzle tree https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_araucana
- It is pride month all throughout June: Google pride month for a fun effect
- LGBTQ+ Plant Scientists (@LGBTQPlantSci)
- Mehmet Kurt on Peer Review for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (PRIDE) providing feedback on grant proposals etc for young LGBTQI+ people in STEM
- Pride in STEM | A charitable trust for LGBT+ in Science, Engineering, Tech, and Maths
- 500 Queer Scientists Visibility Campaign : 500 Queer Scientists
- Anna Dye is plant virologist and vector biologist from the US
- Pedro Sena is an ecologist from Brazil
- Yolanda Caceres is an ecologist from Germany
- Han Tan is an assistant professor of plant genetics in the US
- Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows
- A Hierarchy of Expert Performance (HEP) applied to Digital Forensics: Reliability and Biasability in Digital Forensics Decision Making | Request PDF
- “It’s a reverse banana peel slap bracelet”
- Morphomechanical Innovation Drives Explosive Seed Dispersal
- Modeling the 3D genome of plants
- 3D genomics across the tree of life reveals condensin II as a determinant of architecture type
- Natural temperature fluctuations promote COOLAIR regulation of FLC
- Sound Waves Promote Arabidopsis thaliana Root Growth by Regulating Root Phytohormone Content
- A tuning point in plant acoustics investigation
- Scientists rally around misconduct consultant facing legal threat after challenging COVID-19 drug researcher
- Elisabeth Bik 💉 💉 (@MicrobiomDigest)
- Magic Tricks May Fool You, but These Birds Can See Through Them
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Big udder won’t like this episode – not specifically because we said anything but mostly because they are a joyless bundle of cow farts. In this brand new and highly sought-after episode, we are discussing proximity proteomics, global earthworm abundance and the best way to water your plants. … Read more
Plants perceive the chemical signals that waft off worms like bad B-O as a sign to hunker down and start preparing their defences.
The fact that nematodes -a type of small slender worm- are the most abundant animals on earth is almost definitely one of my least favourite facts.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an anti-wormer. But you might say I’m a bit of a worm snob – I simply prefer the fancy segmented ‘earthworm’ variety (aka annelids). While earthworms exist in my mind as friendly soil-living earth munchers that are ‘just the right size for a small child to put in its pockets’, I know that nematodes can range from microscopic to over a metre long.… Read more
This week, we’re going cave diving. Not too deep though, we still need a little bit of light to find a moss. We also talk plant forensics and about the cooles news in plant science.… Read more