Research Outreach Blog

Research Outreach x World Space Week 2021

Join us in our celebration of World Space Week 2021 by checking out our Editor’s choice of space-related research. We’re in awe of the (inter)stellar work that has been and is being undertaken all over the world, and we’re extremely proud to have published some of it! Find out more about World Space Week 2021: From analysing solar activity […]

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Shaping the harvest: What determines crop shape?

There is a huge amount of diversity in the shape of different crops, be it a fruit such as tomato or a vegetable such as carrot. Ultimately, the appearance of a plant organ is determined by different cellular control mechanisms. However, it is not known whether these mechanisms are similar across various species in the Plant Kingdom. Dr Esther van […]

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Earth & Environment

The Sun’s crowning glory: observing the corona

How do you observe a faint light next to a very bright one? Put simply, with great difficulty. Our knowledge of the outer atmosphere of the Sun – called its corona – is still fairly limited, due to difficulties observing this part of the Sun. Fortunately, solar eclipses (where the Moon and Sun perfectly overlap ‘in syzygy’) provide scientists, such […]

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