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Infected by a Virus, a Killer Fungus Turns Into a Friend

The puppeteering didn’t stop there. Bridled by the virus, Sclerotinia prompted the plants to sprout heftier leaves and more robust roots. The buoyed rapeseed plants also became resistant to virus-free Sclerotinia strains and other damaging…




Hold Me, Squeeze Me, Bite My Head

Last year, Katie Goldin was walking in her Los Angeles neighborhood when she saw, in the middle of the sidewalk, two lizards interlocked. The male, flecked like a pebble and about a foot long, had…


Coronavirus Deaths Pass One Million Worldwide

More than H.I.V. More than dysentery. More than malaria, influenza, cholera and measles — combined. In the 10 months since a mysterious pneumonia began striking residents of Wuhan, China, Covid-19 has killed more than one…