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Posts tagged fungus

June 20, 2013

 

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The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

May 22, 2012

 

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Bioinvasion: The Ultimate Threat To Our Ecosystem

Exactly how much are we damaging the environment when we put up new buildings and expand our cities?

March 27, 2012

 

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All About White Nose Syndrome In Bats

The mystery began in a cave near Albany, New York in 2006...

June 30, 2011

 

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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...

May 19, 2010

 

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Is Ringworm Really A Worm?

Ringworm may conjure up pictures of worms crawling around on the skin. However, ringworm is a fungus.

April 13, 2010

 

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How Do Odor-Eating Socks Work?

Do you have stinky feet? It may be time to invest in some odor-eating socks!

January 26, 2010

 

A bussel of purple grapes.

Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

November 27, 2009

 

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Slime Molds Or Aliens?

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

July 31, 2009

 

Conifer forest

Tree Roots And Their Fungi Friends

It may come as a shock to you, but trees and other plants are commonly infected by what's known as "mycorrhizal fungi".

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