Fungus Devastating Frogs on Nearly Every Continent May Have an Achilles Heel–and Scientists Think it Could Save the Amphibians

Brain Gratewick, CC 2.0 license A pandemic among frogs has been going on worldwide for years—the culprit: a fungal infection that has affected amphibians on nearly every continent. But now, the discovery of a virus that has evolved to replicate inside this fungus could be the key to saving nearly 500 species of frogs that …

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Fish Swim in Schools for Stealth–as 100 Fish Make Less Noise Than an Individual Swimming Alone

Schooling makes fish more stealthy, allowing them to avoid predators like sharks from far away. Kris-Mikael Krister – Unsplash Watching a school of fish move can be hypnotic. The way they turn in near-perfect synchronicity is equal parts beauty and evolutionary brilliance. While scientists know that fish school as a defense mechanism against predators, what …

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