fungi

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
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
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
videos

The Fungus That Could Replace Plastic

Simple mycelium filaments can be grown to replace different types of oil-based plastics.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
8.19.15
Trippy

When the Sun Goes Down, These Mushrooms Glow Bright

Researchers think they know why some bioluminescent fungi only perform at night.
Becky Ferreira
3.19.15
Science

Dinosaurs May Have Eaten Hallucinogenic Fungi

A chunk of fossilized amber suggests that dinosaurs may have ingested psychotropic fungi.
Becky Ferreira
2.10.15
future

This Device Turns Plastic Trash Into Edible Mushrooms

A team of microbiologists and designers have collaborated to create a system for growing plastic-decomposing, edible fungi.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.15.14
Features

The House That Spores Built

Phil Ross may have discovered the building material of the future.
Claire L. Evans
9.19.14
Health

This Poison Fungus Is Evolving to Get Deadlier

It's not just bacteria: A fungus in the Pacific-Northwest is adapting into a more resilient version of its ancestors.
Michael Byrne
7.16.14
Motherboard Blog

The Plan to Identify Every Single Species in Norway Just Might Work

In four years, the country has identified more than 1,100 new species
Jason Koebler
12.19.13