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From zombie ants to shooting spores, biology course introduces students to all things fungi

Fungi have been shooting their spores all over a table in professor Fernando Tenjo’s classroom. His students gather them up and joke about how “adorable” and “cute” the little reproductive necessities look under the microscope. Few people would use those same words to describe the fungi over by the window. That was scraped off rabbit […]

Footprints on the James

On a recent Friday afternoon on a wide stretch of the James River in Charles City County, a class of nine Virginia Commonwealth University students assisted VCU field biologists with netting catfish – some tiny, some as big as 45 pounds – as part of a hands-on demonstration to learn how scientists gather and analyze […]

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