Joram is sick again but it won’t stop us from talking about plants. This time, it’s more plant adjacent: we’re talking about a weird new way some bacteria do photosynthesis. Also lots of clever animals and a tale of paleobotanical experiments.
- 2.4-Å structure of the double-ring Gemmatimonas phototrophica photosystem
- A Mysterious Desert Bacterium Has Evolved Its Own, Unique Ability to Photosynthesize
- photosynthetic bacteria
- New technology fused with photosynthetic life offers path to green energy — ScienceDaily
- Electrochemically Driven Photosynthetic Electron Transport in Cyanobacteria Lacking Photosystem II | Journal of the American Chemical Society
- Building artificial nerve cells: Organic electrochemical neurons and synapses with ion mediated spiking — ScienceDaily
- Organic electrochemical neurons and synapses with ion mediated spiking | Nature Communications
- Science and Culture: Artists join paleobotanists to bring ancient plants to life—and pique viewer interest
- The Mesozoic terminated in boreal spring | Nature
- The Reign of the Dinosaurs Ended in Spring: Revelations From Bones of Fish That Died When the Asteroid Hit
- Rats can estimate their timing accuracy — ScienceDaily
- Standardised bioassays reveal that mosquitoes learn to avoid compounds used in chemical vector control after a single sub-lethal exposure | Scientific Reports
- Magpies help each other to evade science
- Altruism in birds? Magpies have outwitted scientists by helping each other remove tracking devices
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