Welcome to this struggle-episode! We had bad connection problems which meant that we spent most of our time blaming each other for having terrible internet. In between the blame game, we talked about a molecular sensor for microviscosity, nerd tattoos and why Joram won’t get any of them.
Paper of the week
Complete microviscosity maps of living plant cells and tissues with a toolbox of targeting mechanoprobes, Lucile Michels, Vera Gorelova, Yosapol Harnvanichvech, Jan Willem Borst, Bauke Albada, Dolf Weijers, Joris Sprakel
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jul 2020, 117 (30) 18110-18118; DOI:10.1073/pnas.1921374117
- Clinical validation of a Cas13-based assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA
- Apparently, you don’t have to be a jerk to advance your career
- Why do Scientists Get Tattoos? Should Joram get a tattoo even if it means he can never go in an Onsen again
- Conservative logic to defend bad people
- Unearthed: Mysteries from an unseen world is the new podcast from Kew Gardens, hosted by James Wong. It’s only got a few episodes so far, but it’s a fun listen. It also reminds us a bit of our friend Ellen Airhart’s Plant Crimes Podcast
- Wild pollinators are adding 1.5 billion $ worth of yield in the US alone
- Releasing Wolbachia-infected mosquito reduces Dengue rates by a whopping 77%. Here is how it works.
- New Guninea has the most plants
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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
Until next time!