Mushrooms can “talk” to each other — and they get extra chatty after a rain, study suggests |

What has no eyes, ears, brains or nerves, but still manages to talk?The answer is mushrooms — which, despite appearing docile and still as plants, are most definitely not, as they do not even photosynthesize. Yet these inanimate fungi have incredible ways of communicating that researchers are only beginning to understand.A new study in the journal Fungal Ecology found that a certain breed of mushroom seems to “talk” using electrical signals — and intriguingly, they get especially chatty after a nice rain. The way they talk after the weather — perhaps about the weather? — has not been reported before.

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