Plants and Pipettes

Tegan and Joram explore the world of molecular plant research. How to plants sense their environment? What controls their metabolism? How do they store energy? Come along to an excursion into the very cells of all green things!


episode 80: MC Hammer is right about science – Nasturtium, Helia Bravo Hollis, icebergs

On a week that exhausted us both we slowly descend into madness and conspiracy theories. This episode could be the last that you hear from us – but it won’t be. We talk about a cool genus of plants, Mexican botanist Helia Bravo Hollis and the right way to draw icebergs. 

  • The Song of Achilles
  • Flora and Friends Podcast
  • Tropaeolum/Nasturtium 
  • Flashes in the Twilight – Science Talk Archive
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
  • ‘Flashes upon the inward eye’ : Wordsworth, Coleridge and ‘Flashing Flowers’ – Wordsworth Grasmere 
  • New waterproof surface is ‘driest ever’
  • How to use nasturtium & recipe collection
  • Thank you, Luis de Luna!
  • Helia Bravo Hollis (1901 – 2001) Google Doodle in her honour, A lifetime among Cacti: Helia Bravo-Hollis – Biodiversity Heritage Library 
  • MC HAMMER on Twitter: “You bore us. If science is a “commitment to truth” shall we site all the historical non-truths perpetuated by scientists 
  • ? Of course not. It’s not science vs Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. Elevate your Thinking and Consciousness. When you measure include the measurer.…” 
  • Impact of Bt Brinjal Cultivation in the Market Value Chain in Five Districts of Bangladesh 
  • The Impacts of GM Foods: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of Bt Eggplant in Bangladesh
  • Vivid biofluorescence discovered in the nocturnal Springhare (Pedetidae)
  • Iceberger
  • There’s a Secret Message Coded Into Percy’s Parachute. But It’s Not The Only One  
  • Calibrating Mars
  • Percy Rover on TwitterA new reproductive mode in anurans: Natural history of Bokermannohyla astartea (Anura: Hylidae) with the description of its tadpole and vocal repertoire
  • Sticking to its roots: taking action to save the sweet potato’s name | Kew
  • (2786) Proposal to change the conserved type of Ipomoea, nom. cons. (Convolvulaceae)
  • Australia: Oldest rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo

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 2021-02-26  1h35m