Jan 12, 2018

100-word explainer: What is speed breeding?

It’s being hailed as the ‘ new green revolution ’; it’s taking science and media by storm. But what is ‘ speed breeding ’? Speed...
Dec 24, 2017

100-word explainer: When is a microbe not a microbe?

Microbes are the most diverse life form on Earth. They’re not only limited to bacteria but also include archaea, fungi,...
Nov 25, 2016

100-word explainer: How plants recognise gravity?

Plants contain special gravity sensing cells at the root tip that contain starch-filled structures called ‘amyloplasts’ that are heavier than...