Joram and the curse of knowledge – gum arabic, homework, artistic AI

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It snowed! Well, not that you can see any of that, but we’re excited nonetheless. We’re also excited about this week’s topics: we’re talking about fabulous Acacias in Central Africa, the road towards more accessible science and a lot of homework that other people did for us. 

Acacia senegal or Senegalia senegal, (& Vachellia (Acacia) seyal)  
The ancient trade holding back the Sahara Desert
When we talked about gum like substances: Don’t send Tom Cruise, send three to four Arabidopsis
The Acacia (re)naming debate: Science, sentiment and territorial chauvinism in the acacia name change debate

Check out the new episode of the plant book club! And while you’re there, also go and check out Flora-L Design!

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

Until next time!

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