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Poison Oak and the Covert Sting

Poison Oak and the Covert Sting

Greetings guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Welcome back to Botany After Dark! My name is Kate, and I will be your host for this journey. Today, we venture to the oft traversed forest floor, into the world, of Poison Oak. *cue intro music* Anyone who has been hiking or camping in western North America has …

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible …