Author: Iona Twaddell


Making better biofuel-producing bacteria

Scientists have long been trying to bioengineer bacteria to produce fuel that can be used instead of traditional fossil fuels. But one problem they have faced is that the fuel is toxic to the...

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How plants protect against sunburn

Just like we put on sunscreen to protect from sunburn, plants too need protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation, and unlike us they can’t move into the shade when it’s sunny. Though...

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Living in driftwood: the talitrid story

The world of driftwood is probably one humans do not give much thought to, but for some creatures it is their whole universe. Research published this month has shone more light on these ‘driftwood...

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