A bumblebee’s tongue is not something we thought to discuss but here we are. This week, by pure coincidence, is all about plants and their pollinators. Follow the buzz, sip some nectar and come along for some plant science.… Read more
This is technically still a plant podcast even though we talk a suspiciously long time about fancy words and worms. There is also a new favourite plant, an awesome researcher and cool new science from the last week or so!
- Eutrema salsugineum – eXtreme Plants
- Learning from Evolution: Thellungiella Generates New Knowledge on Essential and Critical Components of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
- Berta Lange de Morretes, 1917 – 2016 (99 years)
- Gabrielle Adams on Twitter
- Video: Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract
- News and Views: Adding is favoured over subtracting in problem solving
- Construction of simple structures drastically improves biotope health along streams
- Hubert Duprat’ precious larvae — Cercle
- Want other scientists to cite you?
This week, we’re welcoming our close friend Etienne Meyer to the show. Together with Joram, he just published a new paper on ATP synthase research and we take the chance to talk about it. … Read more
This week, we’re talking about a paper that looks at the internal selection processes happening within plants to decide which fruit makes the cut. Plus a number of interesting facts from the last days.
- When a Crop Goes Back to the Wil: Feralization
- No Effect of Selective Maturation on Fruit Traits for a Bird-Dispersed Species, Sambucus racemosa, Koyama, K.; Tashiro, M. Plants 2021, 10, 376.
- FOSSIL PLANTS found beneath MILE-DEEP GREENLAND ICE—indicating risk of rapid sea-level rise
- A multimillion-year-old record of Greenland vegetation and glacial history preserved in sediment beneath 1.4 km of ice at Camp Century
- Ancient noeggerathialean reveals the seed plant sister group diversified alongside the primary seed plant radiation
- “Pompeii of Prehistoric Plants” Unlocks Evolutionary Secret – Spectacular Fossil Plants Preserved Within a Volcanic Ash Fall
- Climate change: ‘Forever plant’ seagrass faces uncertain future
- To keep nationalism in check, nurture science solidarity World View
- The US Is Building Walls Around Science, and We’re All Poorer for It
- Introduction, adaptation and characterization of monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii): a non-caloric new natural sweetener
- Siraitia grosvenorii
- To Protect Local Wildlife, Feed Your Cat Meatier Meals
This week, Tegan found the truth about a song from 2012. We also discuss lots of plant and non-plant science from the last week or so. Did you know that cuttlefish are as smart as a toddler?… Read more
We’re super happy to have a special guest with us this week. Aly Baumgartner is a paleontologist with a specialty in paleobotany. With her, we talk about how to find plant fossils, how to analyse them and so much more about the fascinating world of plant based paleontology. … Read more
On a week that exhausted us both we slowly descend into madness and conspiracy theories. This episode could be the last that you hear from us – but it won’t be. We talk about a cool genus of plants, Mexican botanist Helia Bravo Hollis and the right way to draw icebergs. … Read more
Welcome to another week of doomsday escapism. We bring you a cool story about transpiring tomatoes, wonder about wild cotton and are suspicious about road-side super-plants. And we ask: What is your favourite idiom that translates poorly into English? … Read more
It snowed! Well, not that you can see any of that, but we’re excited nonetheless. We’re also excited about this week’s topics: we’re talking about fabulous Acacias in Central Africa, the road towards more accessible science and a lot of homework that other people did for us. … Read more