Growing their own gardens teaches DD2’s special education students food science and life skills | Features

SUMMERVILLE – On a sun-soaked day in April, the students in Robin Heard’s special education class at Sand Hill Elementary School were outside taking care of their garden. Their classroom overlooks the “Sandpiper Seedlings” beds where the students – mostly fourth and fifth graders – gestured to the different vegetables, listing their favorites. Popular choices … Read more

Tea Gardens to the Rescue

Tea Gardens to the Rescue We are installing magnetotelluric (MT) stations around northeast Bangladesh to image deep below the surface. Each is out for a few days at a time. They use the sun’s radiation to probe beneath the surface of the earth. We need to lay out long lines of electrodes in the north-south … Read more

Kew Research Fellow – Seed and Stress Biology Research job with ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW

Kew Research Fellow – Seed and Stress Biology Research,000 35,000 per annumFull time Fixed Term (FTA) 4 yearsWakehurst, West SussexStarting September 2022 We are seeking applications from promising early-career scientists with interesting, innovative, and viable research ideas for the Future Leader Fellowship in Plant and Fungal Science. The Future Leader Fellowship in Plant and Fungal … Read more

Nuclear war inspired peacetime ‘gamma gardens’

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci‘s hit podcast. The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week hits Apple, Anchor, and everywhere else you listen to podcasts every-other Wednesday morning. It’s your new favorite source for the strangest … Read more

Massive Sponge Gardens Discovered on the Peaks of Extinct Underwater Volcanoes in the Arctic Deep Sea

The dense sponge grounds discovered on the northerly Langseth Ridge seamount structure represent an astonishingly rich ecosystem, demonstrating the ability of sponges and associated microorganisms to exploit a variety of refractory food sources including fossil seep detritus. Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / PS101 AWI OFOS system Sponges grow in large numbers and to impressive size on the … Read more