SciLogs.com US is shutting down…Quiet Branches Will Continue Where it Started.

So SciLogs is shutting down. Meaning that The Quiet Branches Home will be here for the forseeable future. In a way, it’s good to only have one place I need to post things. So look for more plant science writing here in the future and follow along here- Ian Street, Writer, Editor, all things Quiet… More SciLogs.com US is shutting down…Quiet Branches Will Continue Where it Started.

Brexit, Science policy, and Unintended Consequences of Trading Lemons.

If you’re a plant scientist in the UK or EU (or a scientist of any kind), please do use the comments section below to talk about what Brexit might mean for you and your career. This post can serve as a repository of accounts about how policies impact STEM and vice-versa. Though the precise nature… More Brexit, Science policy, and Unintended Consequences of Trading Lemons.

150 Years After Mendel Published His Foray Into Life Science.

161 Years Ago In the centuries old St. Thomas Abbey– in the garden and greenhouse– Gregor Mendel tended, crossed, and tracked some 10,000 pea plants (Pisum sativum) through several generations over 7 years. The greenhouse was warm compared to the monastery where his chambers were. The monastery was constantly damp and cool, originally built as… More 150 Years After Mendel Published His Foray Into Life Science.

Plants Matter. Two Reports Highlight Their State– and Ours.

This post is also posted on the SciLogs version of The Quiet Branches. Two reports released in the last month talk about the state of plants. One was the more narrowly focused National Academies report on GE crops,Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects (@NASciences_Ag, #GECropStudy; 1,420 hits on Google in the past month, 92 on… More Plants Matter. Two Reports Highlight Their State– and Ours.

Chez GMO.

One of my favorite podcasts is Flash Forward, created (& hosted) by Rose Eveleth. She explores a potential future and then comes back to the present to discuss how plausible it is and the implications of a future like that, and just what that future says about our present world. So with that in mind,… More Chez GMO.