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Hacking Cell Biology to Reinvent Clothes - Pacific Standard


Pacific Standard
But those natural, biodegradable fibers have a downside too: derived from farmed plants and animals, they take a significant toll on the planet. So what if scientists could hack the biology within cells, and use them to make fibers? Think of the ...

Molecules In Space: Physics, Chemistry And Biology - Science Trends


Science Trends
The collaboration between spectroscopists and astrophysicists initiated in the 18th century with the purpose of assigning the Fraunhofer lines in the solar spectrum to atomic transitions has remained fruitful, successful and ever fascinating. This ...

Zoology: Luminescent lizards - Science Daily


Science Daily
"So we could hardly believe our eyes when we illuminated the chameleons in our collection with a UV lamp, and almost all species showed blue, previously invisible patterns on the head, some even over the whole body," says David Prötzel, lead author of ...

Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)

Cambridge - United Kingdom

Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers ans students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant science to modern life. Plants not only create the atmosphere we need to breathe, but form the basis of the food we eat, the fuel we use to live and work, the clothes we wear, and many of the medicines we use. They are also fascinating organisms that have developed some beautiful and canny ways to survive in the world. Plant scientists are working at the very forefront of biology today, investigating how to create sustainable food and fuel supplies for the global population, protect biodiversity for future generations, and deepen knowledge of how living organisms have evolved and develop. For today's research to have impact, we need to ensure that we inspire the next generation of plant scientists to continue this work and develop new ideas.

Science and Plants for Schools has been core-funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation since it began in 1990 and our reputation has been built by the many talented and committed people who have been involved with our projects since then. We continue to encourage those with interest in our work to suggest projects and join us in partnerships. We work closely with other organisations in the biology community, we consult with teachers to make sure our work is what they need, and we talk to scientists to ensure we know what is going on in plant science today. We are based in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, with close links with the University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences, the Sainsbury Lab Cambridge and to the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School Project undergraduate education programme at the University of Leeds.

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