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The Artful Amoeba

Everyone Poops — Even Paramecium


Perhaps you’ve heard of — or even read — the children’s book “Everyone Poops“. This illustrative tome explains that because everyone eats, everyone poops. Truer words, as they say, were never spoken. But this is no less true for you than for single-celled organisms like Paramecium. The creatures in the following film are members of [...]

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The Artful Amoeba

Frog-Killing Fungus Meets Its Match in Hidden World of Tiny Predators


As I reported in a feature story in Scientific American last December , some fungi have been behaving badly of late, attacking bats, plants, amphibians, reptiles, and people with gusto, driving many species to extinction and others to the brink. It’s all quite depressing. But today in Scientific American online I report some good news: [...]

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