Disregard for plant research by scientists and prize committees mean that it doesn’t get the same prestige as other disciplines . Plant science is...
Top heavy, tall, short, naked or hairy: shaping a plant
Farming: horizontally outside or vertically inside?
Outsourcing in science: 21st century collaboration
Researching plants is vital for our food security, maintaining our ecosystems and in our fight against climate change. Plant science...
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How plants conquered the land
Why school biology textbooks need to redraw the plant and animal cell
A few years ago when I was getting a haircut, the barbers and other customers mocked and laughed at me...
Air pollution: can we fix it?
We think we are different, but eat same things. Why?
Diminishing ecosystems and climate change are hurting the Earth’s biological diversity and wilderness. These things also affect agricultural biodiversity or...
PhDs don’t last forever. Know your options. Start now – Part I
Overeating: food waste that kills
A final year PhD student got in touch with me recently to get some advice about career options outside academia....
The real hustle: how a plant conned fungi