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    Gary Lincoff, 75, Dies; Spread the Joy of Mushrooms Far and Wide

    Mr. Lincoff loved exotic fantastical-looking mushrooms with names like violet-branched coral and eyelash cup and bearded tooth and wolf’s-milk slime, and he loved nondescript little brown blots that sprouted on dead sticks. He was often asked which mushroom was his favorite, and he invariably replied, “The one that’s in front of me right now.” “He […]

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    Zell Miller, Feisty Democrat Who Sided With G.O.P., Is Dead at 86

    “I agree with President Bush that the taxpayers are better judges of how to spend their own money than we are,” Mr. Miller said. He was also one of only eight Democratic senators to support the confirmation of John Ashcroft, Mr. Bush’s choice for attorney general. Soon, he stopped going to weekly lunches with Democratic […]

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    This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe

    The mutation made it possible for the creature to clone itself, and now it has spread across much of Europe and gained a toehold on other continents. In Madagascar, where it arrived about 2007, it now numbers in the millions and threatens native crayfish. “We may never have caught the genome of a species so […]