Friday, December 9, 2011

Now take this incredible piece of knowledge and impress someone over a beer or ten.

Major biological discovery...inside the Chernobyl reactor?? 

Yes,a fungus that feeds on nuclear radiation Scientists have long assumed that fungi exist mainly to decompose matter into chemicals that other organisms can then use. But researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found evidence that fungi possess a previously undiscovered talent with profound implications: the ability to use radioactivity as an energy source for making food and spurring their growth. {Read on}

Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world