MOUNT DORA — Hungry fungi that scarf down harmful radiation sounds like ... in the international First Lego League came up with the idea to use radiotrophic fungus to shield astronauts from radiation ...
They nourish the fungus, and the fungus in turn feeds their hungry multitudes. And so the famed leaf-cutting ants act out their high drama of destruction and renewal, defoliating trees, bushes, vines, ...
These so-called autotrophs use the sun’s energy and water to turn ... re hungry. Because of this rootedness, plants have come up with some intriguing adaptations for making a living, one of which is ...
When the squid-like stinkhorn fungus raises its gloopy, toothed arms to the heavens, it might look like it's enacting some salutation to an alien sun. But its purpose is in fact much more earthly: to ...
This in turn rains spores down onto the ant’s fellow workers below, attaching to their exoskeletons and beginning what could euphemistically be called an invasive procedure. “In order to get through ...
Sadly, my frozen avocado on toast didn’t turn out to be as revolutionary ... Plus, being a fungus, the standard ones take a while to go off in the first place. Thankfully, my eggs was unscathed, so I ...
ENELERAI, KENYA—Willy Cherres knew something was amiss when the leaves on his corn crop started to turn yellow ... potentially going hungry. In a report early this year, NARL detailed strategies to ...
The largest living organism on earth is in Oregon, a honey fungus. It's over two miles across and lives ... The bags are ready when they turn from brown to snow white. The last room for the bags is ...
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A DEEP-GREEN fungus best known for eating through uniforms and canvas ... reesei could be grown on an industrial scale to secrete its fibre-eating enzymes, which in turn could be added to pulped-up ...
All the rains we have been getting have been ideal for the fungus. “Once these caterpillars become infected, it takes a week for them to die,” he said. When they do, he said, they produce spores that ...
They penetrate tree roots, exchanging nutrients and shielding the trees from toxins (some species even grow as sheaths over the roots, protecting them from hungry critters), growing ... go into ...