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Some of Earth’s tiniest living things could survive on Mars
Bacteria and fungi were hurled into Earth’s middle stratosphere, which resembles many of Mars’ harsh conditions.
The two types of fungi you want in your fire-starting kit
They’re not wood, but they burn just as well.
Learn your sourdough starter’s funky secrets
Biologist Rob Dunn wants the scoop on every home baker’s recipe.
North American bats tend to roost among the fungus that kills them
When the mammals arrive at their winter homes, the white-nose fungus is there to greet them.
This deadly fungal disease could use climate change to mobilize
Climate change will increase the range of Valley fever.
The banana as we know it is doomed
A deadly species of fungus could likely spread throughout South America's banana crops and replacements still seem far-off.
This island is many frogs’ last hope for surviving the world’s deadliest pathogen
New Guinea is the last place the deadly chytrid fungus hasn't reached.
Humans can’t manage this invasive fly—but a mind-controlling fungi might
The insect has wreaked havoc for residents and farmers in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
There’s a new fungal superbug, and it’s probably humanity’s fault
Don't panic—but do pay attention.
Megapixels: Mini frog, two frog, pumpkin frog, new frog
The week's amphibian photos have been truly ...ribbeting.