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Sep. 09, 2011

Rainfall Brings Bumper Crop Of Fungi

Record-breaking rain in the northeast means more mushrooms, mycologists say.

flora film video fungus fungi

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
radiation, fungus, fungi, biology, biocomputers, logic, climate, weather, hurricanes

Sep. 12, 2008

The Evolution of Beer

In this segment, we'll talk with one of the authors of a new scientific study about genetics and beer, and about the genes behind lager beer styles such as Pilsners, Märzen, Dortmunders, and Bocks. Cheers!

beer, lager, genetics, yeast, evolution

Dec. 03, 2010

The Science of Beer and Brewing

Yeast, hops, grain, water, biology, chemistry, and physics, all go into making a great glass of beer.

beer, brewing, fermentation

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

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