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Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part IV

This is the last of our quartet of blog posts looking at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens, and looks at those...

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part III

This is the third of our quartet of posts looking at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens. Image:...

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part II

Continuing our look at the newsworthy world of the blue-greens. Image: NASA Earth Observatory/ Wikipedia

Cyanobacteria: Good week, or bad week..? Part I

This is the first of what is hoped to be a series in which Mr P. Cuttings looks at a group of...

Nature Table – BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has a new science-comedy crossover show.

Tackling plant blindness: Botany by stealth…

School lessons devoted to plants may be off-putting to those students who are already plant-averse. So, why not smuggle bits of plant information into lessons on topics as diverse as Geography, History, Art & Design, and Computing to show how relevant plants are?

Job opportunity: Social Media Assistant, Annals of Botany & Botany One

Are you an early career stage biologist (PhD student, postdoc, research fellow) with an interest in science communication and social media? Do you have...

The Big Botany Challenge – promoting passion for plants in our schools!

Jonathan Mitchley on a symposium coming to Reading University in November to help fight plant blindness.

Tirpitz and the science of conflict ecology…

It has been said that, in war, truth is the first casualty. As understandable as it may be to tell lies, create and perpetuate...

Between scientists and journalists, the PIO

Handbook for Science Public Information Officers by W. Matthew Shipman, 2015. The University of Chicago Press. This book had been on my 'to-read' list for...

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A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...

Daffodils and Snowdrops react differently to warming seasons

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