“Hulk”-like microorganisms in soil can survive high levels of gamma radiation Scientists exposed soil microorganisms to low, medium, and high doses of gamma radiation to see who could survive

In the Marvel Universe, Bruce Banner exposed his body to high doses of gamma radiation during an experiment in his lab. The gamma radiation deformed Bruce’s DNA, so whenever he became angry, he could turn into the Hulk. In the READ MORE

Can some fungi clean up plastic pollution? Some fungi growing on plastic debris in Lake Zurich are capable of breaking down certain types of plastic

Since September is National Mushroom Month, it’s fitting to think about the incredible things fungi can do. You may be familiar with mushrooms in grocery stores or some of those visible in the forest. When it comes to fungal diversity, READ MORE

Cheese, Wine, and …. Fungi? Fungi play a major role in the making of some of our favorite foods

From mushrooms, cheese, and bread to beer, wine, and sake, fungi play an important role in the foods we eat, whether we know it or not. These incredible organisms and their products can be great food sources that are packed READ MORE