From danger calls to nutrient exchange, plants have evolved a wide array of chemical communication strategies thanks to molecules they emit to the air and through the soil. Those stems may seem stoic, but veggies are far from vegetative when it comes to chatter. Via MinuteEarth.
In case you missed it earlier, here’s this week’s video!
This week I asked a question I suspect not many people ask: Why is your brain in your head? You know, instead of elsewhere, tucked away safe and warm down with all your other guts?
The answer lies a few hundred million years back on your evolutionary tree, thanks to a family of genes that you share with everything from fruit flies to foxes to fish.
The awesome papercraft sequences were done by Vanessa from BrainCraft. I make an appearance in her video this week, where I help explain how your brain grew from just a few cells into the biological wonder that’s currently allowing you to read this post. I can’t get enough of this GIF from her vid:
Sorry everyone! Not sure how it happened, but I let my queue get down to single digits (for the first time since I started this blog several years ago). Until I boost the numbers again, I’ll only be posting a couple times a day.