fungi

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Scientists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fungus In the Canadian Arctic

The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
Make this

17 Mushroom Recipes and Only One Is Psychedelic

And none of them will poison your emotionally repressed lover, unless you got really into 'Phantom Thread' and that's your thing now.
Munchies Staff
10.4.18
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This Student Is Getting Death Threats over a Gnarly Hand Dryer Experiment

Apparently, this is what's growing in your office's bathroom dryers.
Allie Conti
2.9.18
vancouver

How Mushrooms Could Help Replenish Forests After Clearcut Logging

Mycologists on Cortes Island are making the case to end the practice of slash burning in B.C. forestry.
Daniel J. Pierce
11.24.16
Foraging

We Need to Pick More Mushrooms in Order to Save Them

In the San Francisco Bay Area, there are only two designated areas for wild mushroom harvesting—but one chef and forager believes that's not nearly enough.
Clarissa Wei
11.15.16
Food

This Medicine-Misting Bat Cave ‘Air Freshener’ Could Ward Off a Deadly Disease

White nose syndrome has killed an estimated 6 million bats in North America, which are an important part of our food system.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.28.16
Space

Chernobyl Microbes Are Heading to the International Space Station

Studying the effects of microgravity on these fungi may lead to new radiation therapies.
Amy Thompson
7.17.16
Toronto

Cities Have Unique Microbial Signatures, New Study Says

Scientists looked at San Diego, Flagstaff, and Toronto.
Louise Matsakis
4.19.16
Design

"World’s First" Bacteria-Grown Book Combines Science and Culture

Dr. Simon Park's microorganisms have produced their own copy of 'On the Origin of Species.'
Nathaniel Ainley
3.29.16
death

New Rotting Corpse Research Shows Just How Ready Nature Is to Consume You

Your afterlife as a "disturbance habitat."
Michael Byrne
12.10.15
WTF

Can the Nasty Smell of This Mushroom Actually Give Women Instant Orgasms?

The Internet, it goes without saying, is a very, very strange place. A few days ago, stories about a mushroom with an aroma that could instantly cause women to orgasm went viral. Could this shit actually be true?
Alex Swerdloff
10.15.15
tech

The Fungus That Could Replace Plastic

Motherboard correspondent Alejandro Tauber traveled to the Netherlands to meet some of the scientists and designers who have come up with a viable replacement for plastic: fungus.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
8.27.15
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