Tagged: photosynthesis

Deep water corals glow in the dark to survive - News

Jean Balchin Jul 05, 2017

It has long been established that corals in shallow waters glow because of fluorescent proteins that act as sunblock, protecting the endangered species from the sun’s intense rays. As any kiwi can attest, too much sunlight is bad for humans. Excess sunlight is also detrimental to corals. Some shallow water corals produce fluorescent proteins to block excessive sunlight that could … Read More

TOSP Episode 20: February 14th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Elf Eldridge Feb 15, 2012

Greetings, TOSP listeners! This week’s podcast is a teensy bit late (heh), and a little different to usual as it was the first we’ve done and edited ‘On the Road’. We (well, Elf – aimee was driving like a loon between Auckland and Wellington as practice for the Rally) travelled to … Read More

The Climate Show #10: David Suzuki survives tech meltdown - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 31, 2011

Meltdown in the treacle factory (Glenn’s PC) means that episode 10 of everybody’s favourite Climate Show is only available in full by podcast. We’ve resurrected the video of our interview with David Suzuki, the great Canadian environmentalist and campaigner (above), but for the full goodness — a great climate change graphic, Russian heatwave analysis, thoughts [...] … Read More

Bug of the week - Labrinth

Vic Arcus Feb 08, 2010

I love microbiology. Microbes are simpler than plants or animals – just single cells dividing and expanding in number (exponentially!). Microbes invented photosynthesis, they invented antibiotics, they even invented sex. Simple, yet stunningly diverse, they live everywhere – in the soil, in the rocks, in the sea, on your skin, in your stomach. There’s a whole community of bugs living … Read More