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Posts tagged fungi

July 3, 2014

 

An ant on a purple flower

Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

May 8, 2014

 

Close up of an albino snake

Snakes And Spiders

Learn about phobias to snakes and spiders on this edition of A Moment of Science.

April 9, 2013

 

Robber fly on leaf

How Insects Fight Bacteria And Parasites

Imagine that you're an insect, and that you've fallen ill because some bacteria or parasites have invaded your body. What do you do?

June 22, 2012

 

a Peter Rabbit doll

Beatrix Potter’s Microscope

Potter's fascination with animals and plants began long before her literary career.

April 19, 2012

 

shelf fungus growing on a tree

Friendly Fungus Amongus

What do you think, is shelf fungus the tree's friend or foe?

February 17, 2012

 

mushroom pine needles

Plastic-Eating Fungus?

A discovery by students at Yale University might one day mean we can throw plastic into the compost pile.

June 30, 2011

 

giant wooden ant

Zombie Ants Invade Brazilian Rainforests

Scientists have found zombie ants in the Brazilian rainforests.

March 15, 2011

 

building where Fleming discovered Penicillin

The History Of Penicillin

In 1928, Alexander Fleming was studying the bacterium, Staphylococcus, when some of the bacteria became contaminated with Penicillium...

February 25, 2011

 

hand holding purple pills

Sir Alexander Fleming, Penicillium, And The History Of Antibiotics

People have used moldy and fermented substances to treat wounds for over three thousand years. Learn about the history of antibiotics.

October 29, 2010

 

Close up of the top half of a pumpkin

Pumpkin Skin May Prevent Germs

Could pumpkins help prevent infections and disease? A new study says, "Yes!"

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