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Creatures. They're everywhere: in your hot water heater, under your bed, even in your bellybutton. You don't notice the vast majority of them, but Rob Dunn wants to change that.
The North Carolina State University professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been working for years to help people see the scientific wonders in the everyday world, and he's leading a new research project that aims to reach them where they live. Quite literally.
Dubbed "The Wild Life of Your Home" and launched earlier this year, the effort has already drawn 6,000 volunteers across the country who will be mailed sample kits used to determine what kinds of organisms might be sharing their living space, such as fungi, insects and microscopic bacteria.
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