Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

We’re good with technology

This week’s episode includes a jump back in time. Crazy, how nature do that. It’s totally not linked to a big mess-up by both of us. No. Really. We are good with this stuff. For real.

Check out our summary post of 2019. It has lots of links to lots of great stories.

We’re really happy about the new paper in Nature Food, where Ratan Chopra’s work (and of his co-workers) on pennycress was just published. We talke about it on the blog here and had an interview with Ratan here.

Paper of the week: Chery, J. G., Pace, M. R., Acevedo-Rodríguez, P., Specht, C. D., & Rothfels, C. J. (2019). Modifications during Early Plant Development Promote the Evolution of Nature’s Most Complex WoodsCurrent Biology.

Tegan’s favourite plant is Nepenthes aristolochioides/Steve. It looks like this:


Shawn Mayes, Nepenthes aristolochioides 1, CC BY-SA 3.0

And this is the post where we talked about a flower that looks similar to this guy’s flower.

Joram present the life and work of Dame Caroline Dean. Read her interview here.

Tegan presents the Rhyme and Reason bias.

Dr. Frances Arnold retracts a paper and thereby show good scientific error culture. Here is her tweet on the matter:

A hydroponics system made from tip boxes.

Australian National University returns vials of blood to indigenous people.

The immortal life of Henrietta Sacks

Horizontal gene transfer allowed algae to move from water to soil

Science Vs. episode on Veganism

Parrots are better than people

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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