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Posts tagged fungus

February 10, 2015


moose munching on plants in Grand Tetons

Reindeer Spit

Animals and plants take part in an evolutionary dance of chemical warfare.

September 8, 2014


gills from a mushroom cap

Prototaxites: Giant Fungus

Long before animals roamed the earth, Prototaxites existed—a twenty-foot organism that some scientists classify as a giant fungus.

August 23, 2014


Indiana bats hibernating in a crevice.

The Bugs Will Love This

Research suggests White Nose Syndrome in bats will have bleak ecological and economic consequences.

June 20, 2013


leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

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

May 22, 2012


Zebra Mussels on the pilon of a bridge

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


bat with white nose syndrome

All About White Nose Syndrome In Bats

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

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...

May 19, 2010



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



How Do Odor-Eating Socks Work?

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

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