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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Why I marched for science
Interstellar greenhouses: how a single molecule could be key to growing plants in microgravity
Speed breeding: can the “new green revolution” transform research and agriculture?
Researching plants is vital for our food security, maintaining our ecosystems and in our fight against climate change. Plant science...
How plants conquered the land
High-tech agriculture can prevent oncoming global water wars
A few years ago when I was getting a haircut, the barbers and other customers mocked and laughed at me...
PhDs don’t last forever. Know your options. Start now – Part I
Beneficial plant microbes can help purify polluted air
Top heavy, tall, short, naked or hairy: shaping a plant
Diminishing ecosystems and climate change are hurting the Earth’s biological diversity and wilderness. These things also affect agricultural biodiversity or...
Farming: horizontally outside or vertically inside?
Chemicals: creators, sustainers and destroyers
Most young scientists will not study plant science. So why did I?
A final year PhD student got in touch with me recently to get some advice about career options outside academia....
Silent killers: Zellweger syndrome and related diseases, a group of rare genetic disorders
Why school biology textbooks need to redraw the plant and animal cell