As I mentioned on Friday, science communication is all about stories. And this one is a doozy.
After a not so traditional education, Toby Spribille has found that lichens are not what we thought they were. We have long known that lichens are 1 part algae and 1 part fungi.
But it turns out that’s not true. Turns out, it’s 2 parts fungi (two different types of fungi to boot), and 1 part algae. We’ve been getting it wrong for decades.
Read the story of this discovery over at the Atlantic!