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Feb 11, 2019

As a young girl I could spend hours playing with my parents’ refrigerator magnets. I used to pretend that one magnet was a magic wand that was causing the other to move back and forth and rotate through supernatural powers. Magnetism seemed magical because it was so mysterious, yet I wanted to understand how it worked.

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By: Jamie McFarlin + 3 others.
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This is the yarsta gunbu 'worm' - a mummified caterpillar with protruding stroma of the fungus within. Image via <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocordyceps_sinensis">Wikimedia</a>
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Aug 4, 2016
This feature won the 2016 Science & Society Writing Award of the Driskill Graduate Program in... Read More
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