Dog Days in South Africa

The African wild dog is the second-most endangered carnivore in Africa, behind only to the Ethiopian wolf. Its population is dwindling due to human-wildlife conflict, disease and competition for food...

Little Discoveries

Some academic research can be dreadfully tedious, a slow and heartbreaking process of two steps forward and one step back. Or several steps back. This is true for many disciplines. Consider medicine,...

Finding a Pattern in the Fungi

For more than a decade, two mycologists on opposite ends of the world have collaborated on studies of a large and diverse group of fungi known as pyrenomycetes. Their research has yielded several gen...