This week, we’re talking about a cool process in trees where they all flower and set seeds in sync to produce a massive wave of fruit. Also general news from the world of science!
- Navigating virtual conferences
- Bogdziewicz M., Pesendorfer M., Crone E.E., Pérez-Izquierdo C., Bonal R. (2020). Flowering synchrony drives pollination success in a wind-pollinated tree. Ecology Letters, Link to Researchgate with Full Text, Author Website
- Nobel prizes have been awarded
- physics to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, Andrea Ghez for the discovery of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy
- medicine to Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus
- chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for the development of CRISPR/Cas9
- No No Nobel on the disregard for plant science in the Nobel prize decisions
- Trump’s impact on science
- 167 year old grass sample was sequenced and helped to create a better image of the phylogenetic relationships between grasses
- If you wanna smile, go look at puffins
- Why salt and sugar go so well together
- Comedy wildlife photography award
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