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Zombie Ants are Real!

Zombies seems to be no more a horror movie idea. It seems to have gotten real in ants according to National Geographic. This whole Zombie nature of the ants seems to be caused by one particular type of fungus that simply takes over the ant’s brain. But it doesn’t start feeding over other ants or no other zombie like behavior ... Read More »

Fungus originated disease kills one million brown bats

A disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed approximately one million little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) in North America, say scientists. The research team report in the journal Science that this could drive the species to extinction in the north-eastern US in as little as 16 years.They examined 17 years’ worth of data gathered from bat colonies. A fungus associated ... Read More »