What in the world is a slime mold? Is it an alien?
We hear a lot about the importance of biodiversity these days--but just what is biodiversity and why is it so important? Find out on this Moment of Science.
It smells like rain, but how? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.
Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.
That's right, fruit flies hold their liquor better than just about any other member of the animal kingdom.
What came first? The woodpecker or the fungus? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Here’s how innate immunity works. In your bug body there is a fluid called hemolymph, which is equivalent to human blood. If you’re injured, components in the hemolymph interact with specialized cells in your immune system to clot and form a scab that seals off your wound and prevents infection.
The third kingdom contains all organisms whose cells have a nucleus, including plants, animals, algae, and even fungi. So evolutionarily speaking, humans and fungi are cousins.