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3 Ridiculous Ways Plants Get Sick

3 Ridiculous Ways Plants Get Sick

[♪ INTRO] When you’re sick, you might sneeze or cough or get a runny nose. All things that help the disease spread. Plants get diseases too, caused by all types of infectious agents: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites. But sick plants don’t get runny noses. Since plants don’t walk around sharing doorknobs, the things that infect …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – French & English Gardens

HISTORY OF IDEAS – French & English Gardens

There have been two central traditions in European gardening. Each one associated with a great European nation. The first originated in 17th century France, and became known as the “Jardin à la française” or “formal French garden”. The most sublime example of this school of gardening is to be found in the chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte …

The Evolutionary Epic: Crash Course Big History #5

The Evolutionary Epic: Crash Course Big History #5

Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to Crash Course Big History. Today we’re gonna be traversing the evolutionary epic – the great story of magnificent beasts, terrifying predators, quite a lot of extinctions, and countless varieties of evolutionary forms. It’s the ultimate epic – millions upon millions of species playing out a drama that has so …

How corn conquered the world – Chris A. Kniesly

Corn currently accounts for more than one tenth of our global crop production. The United States alone has enough cornfields to cover Germany. But while other crops we grow come in a range of varieties, over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. This means that humans grow more Yellow …

A Brief History of Life: Rise of the Humans

A Brief History of Life: Rise of the Humans

Today we’re going to conclude our miniseries about the history of life on Earth by talking about the Cenozoic era, from 65 million years ago to the present. Cenozoic means “recent animals,” which makes sense, since it’s the era we’re still in. During the Cenozoic, animals and plants and everything else evolved to the forms …

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 …