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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 …

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Cartoon

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Cartoon

Seven young Bosnian Serbs, who were part of the nationalist “Black Hand”, planned to assassinate Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. The first attempt failed when a bomb was thrown in his car. He missed and the conspirator was arrested. As the car carrying the Archduke went down an alternate route, Gavrilo Princip …

Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer: Great Minds

Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer: Great Minds

We’ve talked a lot about great scientists on this show: people who solved mysteries that have been stumping lesser smarty-pants for centuries. Some of them even answered questions nobody had ever thought to ask before. But a lot of great minds have not been great explainers. Richard Feynman, the American physicist, most famous for pioneering …