February 14, 2018

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    The Return of the Rainbow Rose

    One of our most popular posts is Roses are red – but they don’t need to be, if you know how to use food dyes and Fibonacci. In it, Anne Osterrieder explains how to make your own rainbow rose. Not everyone is convinced the method works. As the video above from Threadbanger shows, it’s really […] More

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    The role of local pH in regulating rhizosphere priming effect

    Plant roots can alter the decomposition rate of soil organic carbon (SOC) in the rhizosphere (root-soil interface) by either stimulating or suppressing the activity of microbes and enzymes. Wang and Tang used a 13C natural abundance approach to examine the effect of nitrogen form on wheat and white lupin rhizosphere pH and associated changes in […] More