First things first: Black Lives Matter. After a short break, we’re back with a new episode, we first address the issue at hand of police brutality against people of colour and what it means to us as white plant scientists. To provide a little diversion from the horrors of the current situation of the world, we also talk about our favourite science and plant related fun facts.
Black Lives Matter
10 Things to do as a white person in academia
Video by Jane Elliott on being treated as a black person
Last Week Tonight on Defunding the Police
Human research is WEIRD, animal research is STRANGE. We propose that plant science is CRINGE: too reliant on Col-0, lacking Reproducibility, at risk of accumulating mutations from In-breeding, not publishing Negative Results, ignoring the impact of Germs on plant biology, and excluding Ecology from mechanistic explanations
Diego the tortoise returned home
It doesn’t matter where you keep your tomatoes (at least for their taste)
Kathy Sullivan went to space and to the deepest point on Earth
Carbon nanotube sensors for plants
Sharing publications on twitter boosts the citation count 4-fold
Check out awkwardbotany.com!!!!
Corvids are very smart because of extended childhood
Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
Until next time!