The puzzle of nonhost resistance: why do pathogens harm some plants but not others?

IMAGE: Ralph Panstruga & Matthew Moscou view more  Credit: Ralph Panstruga & Matthew Moscou People have puzzled for years why pathogen Phytophthora infestens causes the devastating late blight disease, source of the Irish Potato famine, on potatoes, but has no effect at all on plants like apple or cucumber. How are apple trees and cucumber plants […]

Giant leap toward solving proton charge radius puzzle

Alexey Grinin and Dery Taray are working on the vacuum system of the 1S-3S experiment. Credit: Max Planck Society Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have tested quantum mechanics to a completely new level of precision using hydrogen spectroscopy, and in doing so they came much closer to solving the well-known proton […]