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 82: Let the Whale Fall – headless sea slugs, pollen season, clever cuttlefish

This week, Tegan found the truth about a song from 2012. We also discuss lots of plant and non-plant science from the last week or so. Did you know that cuttlefish are as smart as a toddler?

  • Whale fall – Wikipedia
  • Adele – Skyfall Lyrics 
  • Joram’s work stuff: Wissenstransfer
  • This sea slug cut off its own head—and lived to tell the tale 
  • A Cephalopod Has Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children
  • ‘Giant luminous shark’: researchers discover three deep-sea sharks glow in the dark
  • Tree love 
  • You’re Not Imagining It. Climate Change Is Making Allergy Seasons Start Earlier 
  • Kyriarchy 
  • Watch a Super-Elusive Moonflower Cactus Bloom in This Gorgeous, Rare Time Lapse
  • The cactus in “Crazy Rich Asian”: Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Cannabis: it’s a climate gas : Research Highlights
  • MC Hammer follow-up: Hammer time! Baby fish brain lights up listening to U Can’t Touch This – video; Australian scientist gets baby fish to bust a move to MC Hammer classic 
  • Your Indifferent Cat Won’t Choose Your Friend Over Your Enemy, Research Finds
  • Do conversations end when people want them to?

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 2021-03-12  1h16m