What a plant knows

What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz

I just finished reading a very interesting book called What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz. The author, a genetics Ph.D. and the Dean of George S.Wise Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Tel Aviv, sheds fascinating insight into the various senses and the memory of plants. Chamovitz does not try to make plants look like humans but focuses on known facts and research on the subject. Still, he manages to mesmerise the reader by describing the research processes and the amazing results. After reading the book I am once again more in awe of the ingenious nature we live in.

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Floating Islands in Copenhagen

Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg are creating a archipelago of floating islands in Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Islands. The first one is CPH-Ø1, a wooden platform and a linden tree. Eventually the archipelago will grow to include floating swimming platforms, stages, parks and a floating garden. For winter, the islands can me moved closer together to form a larger recreational area. It will be really interesting to see how the islands evolve!