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Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the  Ophiocordyceps  fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

17 hours ago — Christopher Intagliata

Nobel Laureate Recalls Zoo Inspiration

As a boy, George P. Smith was fascinated by reptiles. In this interview with Scientific American , Smith talks about how his scientific interest changed from reptiles to molecular biology—and led to his Nobel Prize-winning work using evolutionary principles to develop systems that make it possible to create entirely new kinds of pharmaceuticals...

July 1, 2019

Wheat Plants "Sneeze" and Spread Disease

Wheat plants' leaves repel water, which creates the perfect conditions for dew droplets to catapult off the leaves—taking pathogenic spores for the ride. Christopher Intagliata reports...

June 25, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Meet the Eye Microbiome

Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases

June 23, 2019 — Tony St. Leger and The Conversation US
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