How Plants Work Greatest Hits – “Top Tweets” of 2021 (Part 1)

Welcome Back! After over more than a year-long hiatus from scribbling blog posts, we’re back. Let’s resume by counting down the “top 25 tweets” of 2021 from the HowPlantsWork twitter feed. “What the heck is a top tweet”?, you may ask. As defined by Twitter, it’s a ranking of tweets…

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Plant Detectorists: Part 2 – Using Plants to Prospect for Gold

There’s Gold (Au) in Them Thar Leaves! (with apologies to M. F. Stephenson) In the previous post, we explored the notion that plants could be used as a sort of “biosensor” to detect the presence of dead bodies. By the way, a “biosensor” may be loosely defined as an analytical…

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HPW Retrospectacle 2018 – September

From Trees That “Bleed” Metals To Visualizing Danger Signals In Plants. There was lots of unusual plant science news last September, from trees that apparently accumulate certain heavy metals, such as nickel, to plants that glow in the dark when wounded. Added to these September 2018 stories are reports ranging…

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