Disregard for plant research by scientists and prize committees mean that it doesn’t get the same prestige as other disciplines . Plant science is...
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Speed breeding: can the “new green revolution” transform research and agriculture?
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Chemicals: creators, sustainers and destroyers
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Diminishing ecosystems and climate change are hurting the Earth’s biological diversity and wilderness. These things also affect agricultural biodiversity or...
Interstellar greenhouses: how a single molecule could be key to growing plants in microgravity
Beneficial plant microbes can help purify polluted air
Outsourcing in science: 21st century collaboration
A final year PhD student got in touch with me recently to get some advice about career options outside academia....
Be in the know: knowing when to say “I don’t know”