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Tagged With: myth

Mythbuster: Do carrots really help you see in the dark?

By Grace Paget, science writer.  It’s long been said that carrots help you to see in the dark, but it has become synonymous with encouraging children to eat their vegetables in the hope that they will gain the power that is night vision! Like all ‘old wives’ tales’ and myths, there’s often some truth in … Continue reading »

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Dare you enter a fairy ring?

By Lily Brinn, an intern at the Society of Biology helping out with Biology Week 2013. UK Fungus Day kick starts Biology Week, beginning with a competition to find the largest fairy ring! A fairy ring is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, they can be so small that you would hardly notice … Continue reading »

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