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Natural supplements can be dangerously contaminated, or not even have the...

C. Michael White, University of Connecticut More than two-thirds of Americans take dietary supplements. The vast majority of consumers – 84% – are confident the...

Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season

Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University It’s hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer or a board of French cheeses for those...

An ambitious plan to stop the rise of superbugs

David Pride, University of California San Diego Antibiotic resistance is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything to stop it. A headline...

I’m an evolutionary biologist – here’s why this ancient fungal fossil...

Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University Biologists don’t call them “the hidden kingdom” for nothing. With an estimated 5 million species, only a mere 100,000 fungi are...

A frenemy fungus provides clues about a new deadly one

Carol A Kumamoto, Tufts University and Jesus A. Romo, Tufts University It seems like every few years there’s a virus or bacterium that threatens human...

The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods

Jim Ippolito, Colorado State University and Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and...

Stinkhorns, truffles, smuts: The amazing diversity – and possible decline –...

Alexander Weir, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry “Whatever dressing one gives to mushrooms…they are not really good but to...

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How the Catholic Church came to oppose birth control

Lisa McClain, Boise State University This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against artificial contraception, issued...