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The Next New Species Could be in Your Backyard: Why Exploration and Discovery Matter – Everywhere

Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. Chief Scientist and Negaunee Foundation Vice President of Science Chicago Botanic Garden When we think about discovering new species, we tend to envision tropical rainforests, remote deserts or lofty mountain peaks. But researchers, including myself, are taking a closer look at the landscapes right under our noses – in my case,…

Phallus Mushroom Found in Lam Dong, Vietnam

The two-inch fungus with a brown head, first discovered off Africa in 2009, has been found in the forests of Vietnam, scientists say.