Author: Anne

So you want to do a science communication project?

Yesterday I participated as facilitator in the Science Communication Training Day 2012 for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, which was organised by the Biochemical Society, Society of Experimental Biology and British Ecological Society. It was a brilliant day and Antonia Desmond wrote a…

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How big is your potato?

Dr Ali Roberts emailed me a great link: How big is your potato? After calibrating the scale on your screen with a credit card you can drag the size of the virtual potato to resemble the size of your real potato.…

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Run, aphid, run!

Run, aphid, run – how aphids respond to the alarm pheromone EBF

I just stumbled across this nice video by Rothamsted Research. It’s used on their website to illustrate the research on genetically modified wheat by John Pickett et al. and shows how aphids react to injection of an alarm pheromone into…

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The Question Game

This article is part of a series of blog posts about a research collaboration with students from Didcot Girls’ School. All posts can be found under the category STEM Club.  What happens when you ask a bunch of 14 year old…

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Happy Fascination of Plants Day!

Happy Fascination of Plants Day!

Today is the first ever Fascination of Plants Day and I am very excited, as my Twitter friends will be able to testify (tweet ALL the plants!). All over the world there will be plant-related activities today, in Botanic Gardens,…

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Invasion of the Next Generation

This article is part of a series of blog posts about a research collaboration with students from Didcot Girls’ School. All posts can be found under the category STEM Club.  Tomorrow – or rather today by the time I finished writing…

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Amazing succulent cupcakes

Aren’t these the most amazing cupcakes ever? Seton Hurson Rossini from Pixel Whisk has posted a complete tutorial on how to make this incredibly realistic succulent plant cupcakes. I am in complete awe of her baking skills. Looks like the…

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Spring is here!

I love photography, and especially makro photography of flowers and other plants. Today was my first makro session of the year and I managed to get totally lost in the small world of flowers for over an hour. It’s fascinating…

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