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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.

April 22, 2009

 

Old diesel fuel pump

Diesel Fungus: Alternative Energy From Fungus

Learn about alternative energy sources other than solar and wind power.

March 9, 2009

 

Ants harvesting nectar from aphids

The Original Ant Farm

Ants have been practicing agriculture for millions of years. Actually they can can milk certain insects like a farmer milking a cow.

May 12, 2008

 

Landed Fly

The Trials and Tribulations of a Lascivious Housefly

When you think about sexually transmitted diseases, I'm willing to bet a housefly isn't a thought. Flies can catch a fungus called Entomophthora muscae.

August 1, 2006

 

fungal infection in bone marrow

Valley Fever

In the Southwestern United States, rattlesnakes and mountain lions aren't the only desert inhabitants to watch out for.

July 16, 2006

 

lichen

What’s Not to Like About a Lichen

Did you know that lichens are super sensitive to air pollution, and so they help indicate pollution problems to scientists?

March 21, 2006

 

a hirtella plant stem and leaves

Trap-building Ants

Many studies are done on ant behavior, but these amazing Amazonian ants are especially tricky.

February 7, 2006

 

hidden_toadstool

Fungi Unknowns

There may be as many as one million to 1.5 million species of fungi, but that we've identified and named only about ten-percent of them.

August 19, 2004

 

Chronic Sinusitis

Do you experience chronic sinusitis? Treatment may be coming your way! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 12, 2004

 

Woodpeckers and Fungus

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

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