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Elly Vesty’s research makes her optimistic that we can improve food security. Her work on how, historically, plants have germinated to ensure they grow is about having a core understanding of how crops will grow.
Continue reading “Elly Vesty, New Optimist, on the advantages of understanding the historical evolution of plants”
Three of us — plant scientist Juliet Coates, microbiologist Peter Lambert and myself (Kate Cooper) as publisher of The New Optimists were on a panel chaired by Sue Beardsmore at the CASC Conference yesterday. (For a video interview of the three of us by Jon Bounds, click here; twitter #eucasc here.)
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Robin May knows how to woo scientist colleagues into his office on the 4th floor of the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham. White chocolate cake spilling over with red currants. Or blackberry and apple crumble cake oozing decadence.
Continue reading “Can plants get cancer?”
How many people in the US, do you suppose, believe in evolution? According to a survey reported in The New Scientist in 2006, a high percentage don’t. Another survey carried out here, indicated that 50% of us Brits don’t either.
If only, as Ian Stewart reminded us in the 2009 Lunar Society Annual Lecture, it were zero percent who believed in evolution!
Continue reading “Why evolution isn’t “true””
Algae doesn’t get much press. As a potential biofuel, food source and integral part of our ecosystem, it deserves more attention.
Continue reading “Adaptable Algae & Magic Moss”