Plants Use An Internet Made of Fungus

Imagine you’re walking through a forest. Everything might seem quiet…but beneath your feet is a flurry of conversation. All the plants around you are actually talking to each other. The trees and the shrubs and the flowers are passing information back and forth, with serious life and death consequences. So, how are they communicating? They’re […]

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These ‘Resurrection Plants’ Spring Back to Life in Seconds | Deep Look

Some living things, when faced with a drought, do more than just survive. When water disappears, they can cheat death itself through a kind of resurrection. Look closely at this tree, baked by the California sun. It’s covered in moss. And living in that moss is a microscopic animal called a rotifer. When there’s no […]

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This Giant Plant Looks Like Raw Meat and Smells Like Dead Rat | Deep Look

It happens maybe only once a decade and lasts about 24 hours. The bloom of the rare and gigantic Titan arum, better known as the “corpse flower.” It’s a mimic. It copies the stench of dead, rotting animals. But hold up. What you’re looking at isn’t actually the flower. That part? It’s a modified leaf […]

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There’s Something Very Fishy About These Trees … | Deep Look

This flower lives in a lush Alaskan meadow. But it’s survival depends on the deep ocean, hundreds of miles away. What could possibly bind the two together? These guys – chum salmon. As adults, they patrol the Pacific, gorging themselves and growing fat. But after a few years, The streams where they were born call […]

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: Indigenous Agriculture | Program

HAWAIʻI GROWS ONLY 10 TO 13% OF THE FOOD CONSUMED IN THE ISLANDS. THE REST IS IMPORTED. NUMEROUS INITIATIVES WANT TO CHANGE THAT RATIO BUT HOW? A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT HAWAIʻI CONSIDER THE SUCCESS OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN PRACTICES OF THE PAST BY APPLYING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRINCIPLES TO TODAY’S WORLD. ESPECIALLY WITH INCREASED THREATS […]

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Undiscovered Danube | 100 Days: Drinks, Dishes & Destinations | KQED

– [Leslie] The Danube is the second longest river in Europe. From its source in the Black Forest it journeys through 10 countries as it empties out into the Black Sea. Many navigate the blue waterways to famous places like Vienna and Budapest but there’s a stretch from Linz to Bratislava that holds hidden and […]

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