Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

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I hope you’re doing well and the ever-present Corona virus hasn’t reached you or your loved ones. While conferences and such are cancelled, we remain unaffected as we both dwell in our homes with little to no contact to the outside world, only connected by a remote podcasting session.

Hybrid Cyanobacterial-Tobacco Rubisco Supports Autotrophic Growth and Procarboxysomal Aggregation, Douglas J. Orr, Dawn Worrall, Myat T. Lin, Elizabete Carmo-Silva, Maureen R. Hanson, Martin A.J. Parry, Plant Physiology Feb 2020, 182 (2) 807-818; DOI: 10.1104/pp.19.01193

Joram’s favourite plant is Silene stenophylla, a plant that was resurrected from the permafrost.

May Nango researched together with other scientists the life of early Australian humans. Here is the most recent publication in nature, here is an article about the paper, here is a previous story and a wikipedia article about the region.

Appeal to novelty

Don’t be that guy: a guide to asking non-stupid questions

Corona Virus update

1 billion year old fossil found (it’s a plant)

First animal that doesn’t need oxygen

Australian fires are more likely due to climate change

Salamanders glow under blacklight

write weird poetry from your tweets

China sends ducks to fight locusts

Keas are really smart, a new study shows.

Cats are also smart

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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