Spurs, furs, and vampires: The science of venomous mammals
The platypus, the slow loris and the vampire bats are all unique and fascinating creatures with one curious thing in common. Venom.
A pathogenic fungus is killing thousands of European ash trees every year. Danish researchers are now trying to uncover the genetics behind the unknown defence mechanism in ash trees. Not only to save the ash trees, but also to address an evolutionary mystery in trees.