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Seed banks are full of hidden fungi, and scientists love it
The future is fungal.
Some of Earth’s tiniest living things could survive on Mars
Bacteria and fungi were hurled into Earth’s middle stratosphere, which resembles many of Mars’ harsh conditions.
The two types of fungi you want in your fire-starting kit
They’re not wood, but they burn just as well.
Kits to help you grow your own mushrooms
Fun with fungi.
This deadly mushroom can literally shrink your brain—and it’s probably more widespread than we thought
Australia adds one more horrifying species to its roster.
The best wildlife photos of the year remind us that nature is amazing—and brutal
Indulge in the top picks from the London Natural History Museum's annual photography exhibit.
There’s a deadly fungus among us—and it’s spreading
A drug-resistant microbe could get a leg up from climate change.
After the dinosaurs died, lichens found a way
The asteroid that destroyed much of life on Earth allowed other species to thrive.
This probiotic is going to bat against a horrifying fungal plague
It’s one promising tool to fend off the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.
Humans can’t manage this invasive fly—but a mind-controlling fungi might
The insect has wreaked havoc for residents and farmers in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.