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July 14, 2010

 

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The Killer Fungus Among Us

The 5-year hunt for a mysterious and elusive killer may have finally reached its end.

November 19, 2007

 

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Poisonous Snakes

Did you know that most so-called poisonous snakes aren't poisonous at all, but actually venomous?

February 24, 2007

 

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Circuitous Plumbing

Why all the twists and curves? Find out several reasons why straight drainpipes are not a good idea!

April 10, 2006

 

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Porcupine Quills

Are porcupine quills poisonous? Well no, let's start with the basics...

February 7, 2006

 

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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.

February 7, 2006

 

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Poisonous Birds

In the early 1990's, ornithologists were stunned to learn about the discovery of poisonous birds.

September 8, 2005

 

A Brown Recluse Bite

You probably know that a brown recluse spider is poisonous. Well, brown recluse venom is both cytotoxic, meaning it can kill cells, and hemolytic, meaning it can destroy red blood cells. The extent of what this means if you’re bitten by a brown recluse varies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Green Potatoes

The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.

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