Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

Plant protein is the best

Would you eat crickets? Joram says no, Tegan, however, is already munching away any insect that crosses her path. Maybe it’s best to stick to plant protein, after all.

Embryonic photosynthesis primes plant growth, Ayala Sela, Urszula Piskurewicz, Christian Megies, Laurent Mene-Saffrane, Giovanni Finazzi, Luis Lopez-Molina
Plant Physiology Feb 2020, pp.00043.2020; DOI: 10.1104/pp.20.00043

Joram’s favourite plant is Espostoa frutescens as it absorbs ultrasound from bats to make its flowers stand out.

Tegan presents a great essay by Brandon Taylor that you absolutely should check out.

Don’t draw circles around random clusters, or you might fall for the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy.

The paper about women and cats has been removed – for now.

The growing inaccessibility of science (now accessible)

Dance your PhD

Voting women into local councils increases the chance of discussion about family politics (source in German)

What to do when you don’t trust your own data anymore

Also check this article about the retraction of the spider papers, Elisabeth Bik’s account on image forensics, and this website for following up retracted studies.

Fake google maps traffic jams – be advised, there has been criticism of the way the artist presented his work. It probably doesn’t work as easy as he portrays it.

Coyotes and badgers hunt together

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