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White-Nose Syndrome

I hate to get all serious, but this is a topic near-and-dear to me, and one that needs more publicity. And while Zooillogix readers are intelligent and well-informed (and smoking hot, I might add), I want to be sure everyone is aware of the progress and potential of this epidemic. Plus, I know I’m not…

Fungus Amongus

Fun little stop-motion fungus vid this morning… which I can’t get to run on here properly. While I’m at it, I might as well add a video from a couple weeks back that appeared on Carl Zimmer’s blog, The Loom. Entitled “Fungus Cannon,” it demonstrates new research by Nicholas Money, a mycologist from Miami University,…

As many of you might have noticed, Benny and I have been off for the week for Christmas in San Francisco. The plan was to visit the Zoo on Wednesday, which obviously did not happen, so we checked out the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a twelfth time. Anyway, our apologies for the lack of posts.…

Giant Prehistoric Organism Identified

For over a century the nature of prototaxites has been a source of mystery and debate among scientists. Growing over 20 feet tall and a yard wide, the organism grew straight up like a tree trunk, but had no leaves or branches. Prototaxites fossils from between 420 and 350 million years ago have been found…