The future is fungal: why the 'megascience' of mycology is on the rise

As a boy, Merlin Sheldrake really loved the autumn. In the garden of his parents' house - he grew up a few moments from Hampstead Heath, which is where he and I are walking right now, on an overcast summer morning - the leaves would fall from a big chestnut tree, forming gentle drifts into which he liked nothing more than to hurl himself.

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