Interstellar Mold Is Becoming a Problem for Space Travel
Fungal spores can survive the radiation of a trip to Mars, potentially posing health risks to astronauts.
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.
I Want to Eat This Tree Fungus That Looks Like Mac and Cheese
But because it probably doesn't taste very good, I shall just squish it ever so gently.
Scientists Are Working on a Permanent Pothole Fix
It could involve magnetic nanoparticles.
Men Get Yeast Infections Too
Sometimes a dick goes from smelling like musky man to hot summer garbage.
‘Smart Labels’ of the Future Can Tell Us When to Throw Out Food
No more smell test? Sounds good to us.
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.
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How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms with Beer and Coffee Waste
We spoke to urban farmers building a fungal empire with beer and coffee waste.
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.
Chernobyl Microbes Are Heading to the International Space Station
Studying the effects of microgravity on these fungi may lead to new radiation therapies.
This 440 Million-Year-Old Fossil Is the Oldest Land Organism Ever Found
“It’s an encouragement to really pull out all the stops and start looking at the kinds of Ordovician rocks that might have the next exciting organism.”
Making a Magic Mushroom Risotto from Foraged Fungi
Fly agaric is the archetypal red-and-white toadstool and a “legal” magic mushroom. It also goes great in a risotto.