This week's question endeavours to find the answer to the footpath conundrum - how do worms survive in the rain? What happens if the soil dries out? Plus, we ask if it's possible to carbon-date one's grandmother...
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Ever since the heavy snowfall in January, the water meadow I pass most days has been more water than meadow.
What I would like to know is, how do the worms cope?
Can they really breathe and survive conditions that range from almost totally dry to what must be utterly so...