"In this story, a dog introduces us to a strange creature that burrows beneath forests, building an underground network where deals are made and lives are saved (and lost) in a complex web of friendships, rivalries, and business relations. It’s a network that scientists are only just beginning to untangle and map, and it’s not only turning our understanding of forests upside down, it’s leading some researchers to rethink what it means to be intelligent."
I had downloaded this podcast and burned it to CD weeks ago, but hadn't listened to it until a road trip this past week. The content totally blew me away. For those interested in science and the complexities of the natural world, this is a must listen.
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