Why corpse flowers are a big, stinking deal

The greenhouse at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., has never had a titan arum fully bloom before, but it’s now the home of a two-metre-tall blossom that smells like rotting meat. McMaster biology professor Susan Dudley joined us from the greenhouse to explain the science behind the stench. (We lost our video chat connection partway through but got her back to complete the interview.)

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