The mother tree hypothesis suggests that trees form networks to share resources and communicate using fungi growing in their roots. Find out why a new study questions the evidence for this idea and calls for better experiments to uncover the truth.
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UFOs Becoming Legitimate Research Topic for Scientists
UFOs, or UAP as researchers now call them, are no longer viewed with complete derision by science. Find out why the scientific and intelligence communities now think unidentified aerial phenomena might be worthwhile research topics.
Martian Colonies Impossible Due to Radiation
Martian colonies are back in the news after a tweet storm by Elon Musk. Find out how an astrobiologist instantly shot down his plans. (4:00 min read)
Mark Twain and the July Heat Wave
Some of us complain about the heat every summer, but this July gave everyone some good reasons to get vocal about the climate emergency. Find out more.