Barro Colorado Island:
100 Years of Discoveries and Wonder
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Watch Merlin Eat His Words
Biologist Merlin Sheldrake, who did his doctoral work at STRI, holds a copy of his book Entangled Life. The book explains how fungi do everything from making beer to helping trees communicate. Sheldrake had a copy of his book inoculated with mushroom spores, which he later ate.
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