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.
Acacia senegal or Senegalia senegal, (& Vachellia (Acacia) seyal)
The ancient trade holding back the Sahara Desert
When we talked about gum like substances: Don’t send Tom Cruise, send three to four Arabidopsis
The Acacia (re)naming debate: Science, sentiment and territorial chauvinism in the acacia name change debate
- Caroline M. Solomon
- How I self-advocate for researchers with disabilities and illnesses
- My international career journey as a disabled scientist
- Justin Yerbury AM on Twitter: “I recently wrote to the @NHMRC and to the Health minister @GregHuntMP about what I felt was a breach of the disability Act during my application for an Investigator Grant. This is how it played out. A thread. 1/13 Ping @ABCnews @Naturenews”
- “Textbook case” of disability discrimination in grant applications
- Using alt text to make science Twitter more accessible for people with visual impairments
- Curse of knowledge
- Feelings make people pass up perfectly tasty brown fruit
- This Flower Is Really a Fungus in Disguise
- Copied homework
- Lost moss found again (thanks, @basicgabril)
- Atmospheric oxygen over Phanerozoic time (thanks, @mic_bog)
- “Induction of embryonic callus is important for maize genetic engineering. To get the callus is not that easy, and the genes influencing callus formation are line-specific. So when you succeed with one cultivar, you may not succeed to induce callus in other.” (Thanks @mari_jaguar)
- DALL-E, an AI that creates art
- A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human? | GPT-3
- Purring crickets
Check out the new episode of the plant book club! And while you’re there, also go and check out Flora-L Design!
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Until next time!