As if harvesting the sun’s energy to sustain life on Earth weren’t enough, the small green organelles and their relatives are involved in a broad range of other tasks, from manufacturing nutrients and signaling stress to fostering plant immunity
Oct. 13, 2021 • ~11 min
Shedding reliance on fossil fuels is key to making the leap from a carbon-intensive present to a greener future. Experts say that smart planning and transparent policymaking can ease the transition — and balance the worst financial risks.
Sept. 30, 2021 • ~14 min
The larvae of many marine creatures drift in the plankton, then settle to the seafloor and transform into adults. Bacteria often help the critters pick where to settle — and that may be just a snippet of a far more extensive conversation.
Sept. 22, 2021 • ~9 min