Kelli Hoover

Sep. 09, 2011

A Virus That Affects Caterpillar Behavior

A virus known as baculovirus sends caterpillar climbing for the treetops.

caterpillar, gene, virus, brain, gypsy moth

Sep. 12, 2008

The Fabulous Fungi

In this hour of Science Friday, we'll take a look at all things fungal -- from shiitakes to mold, and everything in between.

fungi, fungus, mold, yeast, mushrooms

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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