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Recent Botany Videos

For people more interested in LOLCatkins instead of LOLCats.

If you’re looking for something botanical to watch on your smart tv / PC / iDevice then there are some new videos on YouTube you might be interested in. Matt Candeias of In Defense of Plants not only produces podcasts, but has put up a couple of new videos to his YouTube Channel recently.

You can also see his hunt for Erigenia bulbosa, known as the harbinger of spring.

Potheads, that’s Harry Potter fans for anyone else, will like the recent Herbology 102 video from Brilliant Botany. In it, Claire Hopkins talks about real-world versions of plants found in the Harry Potter books.

If Herbaria are your thing, then Science IRL has videos for you.

Online video has a reputation for being about cats, but there are plenty of people making useful and interesting video content. We are starting experiments with video ourselves on Periscope, so we’re keeping an eye on these channels as examples of what is already being done.

However, if you’re working on a project of your own, then getting some video of experimental set-ups or work in progress might be a clever idea. Either to promote the paper yourself when it gets published or as supporting material for any press release.

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Alun Salt

When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?

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