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Mistletoe: Passionate Plant or Poisonous Parasite?
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Mistletoe: Passionate Plant or Poisonous Parasite?

Ah, Christmas. The season of over-indulgence, crappy eggnog, and shooting your eye out with an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot model air rifle. I shouldn’t be so Grinchy. It’s also the season for giving. Giving a kiss under the mistletoe, that is. We’ve all heard, and perhaps witnessed or experienced, the tradition of snogging … Continue reading

There’s More Than One Way to Kill a Fish
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There’s More Than One Way to Kill a Fish

I’ve heard of indigenous peoples of the Amazon using plant-based poisons to kill, or catch, fish. But to be honest, I never really gave it much thought until a recent article on National Geographic about incorporating these traditional methods to help with a scientific survey investigating fish diversity on the Manu River. The Machiguenga people use the … Continue reading