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Posts tagged fungi

November 27, 2009

 

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Slime Molds Or Aliens?

What in the world is a slime mold? Is it an alien?

June 19, 2009

 

Microscopic view of pollen

Biodiversity: It’s Good for Your Health!

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.

May 15, 2009

 

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When It Smells Like Rain

It smells like rain, but how? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.

April 24, 2009

 

Leaf cutter ant carrying leaf

Leafcutter Ants

Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.

July 11, 2006

 

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Boozing Fruit Flies

That's right, fruit flies hold their liquor better than just about any other member of the animal kingdom.

December 2, 2004

 

Green fungi growing on a tree

Fungi

Fungi: Plant, Animal, or Neither? The answer may surprise you.

August 12, 2004

 

Woodpeckers and Fungus

What came first? The woodpecker or the fungus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 29, 2004

 

Why Barns Are Red

Why are barns red? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fighting Off Bug Diseases

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.

September 27, 2003

 

Are Humans and Fungi Distant Cousins?

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.

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