fungus

Moveable

Scientists Are Working on a Permanent Pothole Fix

It could involve magnetic nanoparticles.
Tracey Lindeman
3.10.18
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
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
fossils

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.”
Becky Ferreira
3.2.16
Gaming

You Play a Post-Apocalyptic Fungus in 'Mushroom 11'

Just because humanity doesn’t survive the end of days doesn’t mean there’s no one to root for.
Zack Kotzer
10.16.15
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
News

A Deadly Fungus Is Killing All Our Bananas

Hope you're not too fond of smoothies...
Kaleigh Rogers
6.4.15
Features

​The Plan to Mop Up the World's Largest Oil Spill With Fungus

Can a team of radical biologists deploy mushrooms to absorb the Amazonian oil spills that have plagued the forest for decades?
Maddie Stone
3.5.15
Features

The House That Spores Built

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