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Nearly 200 fungi live on your feet, and their favourite place is on your heel.

It’s not only Venus fly traps that eat insects. White pine trees collaborate with fungi to ‘eat’ springtails – the fungi kill the insects and the trees absorb the nutrients through their roots, and many other plants may play this rather grisly game too.

Read the abstract.

Bacteria, fungi and primitive organisms (archaea) living on rocky soils on volcanoes in South America seem to convert energy from gases such as carbon monoxide and dimethyl sulfide rather than using known processes like photosynthesis.

Read the abstract in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences.

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