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fungus

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Cotton candy ice spun by fungus

Microscopic and chemical analyses of the elusive and mysterious hair ice have finally revealed its secret: fungus.

By July 22, 2015

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Leaving on a jet plane...fueled by fungus?

Could a common fungus found in decaying soil, leaves and fruit power aircraft? Scientists from Washington State University think so.

By May 6, 2015

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Flying fungus? Decomposable 'bio drone' takes to the skies

If this "biological drone" drone crashes, it can decompose without leaving a trace. "No one would know if you'd spilled some sugar water or if there'd been an airplane there."

By November 14, 2014

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NASA sued: Mars 'jelly doughnut' clearly alien fungus

A self-described astrobiologist is asking a federal judge to compel NASA to take a closer look at a mysterious Martian object.

By January 29, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 137: HTC Vive, playing music with mold, 3D-printed snacks and more

On today's show, Ashley and Producer Logan discuss HTC's new VR headset, listen to a pianist play music with a fungus, and debate the merits of a 3D-printed snack that grows its own organic filling.

By March 2, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily: Snack that takes days to grow its own filling, looks insane

Edible Growth revealed a little snack consisting of a 3D-printed, insect flour shell, and a filling that grows itself from seeds, mushroom spores and yeast. It takes three to five days to harvest the snack, though, making it the longest you'll ever have to wait to satisfy your weirdo food cravings.

By March 2, 2015

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Were dinosaurs tripping on the grass they ate?

A fossil found in an amber mine in Myanmar reveals what's believed to be the oldest grass species ever found, with a fungus linked to LSD growing on it that dinosaurs may have snacked on.

By February 10, 2015

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Appliance Science: The uplifting biology of baking

We owe a lot to an invisible organism that makes foods like bread possible. In the latest installment of our Appliance Science column, we look at our favorite fungus: yeast.

By December 16, 2014

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Ep. 1221: Where it's the fungus that kills us

Scott Stein joins Jeff Bakalar on this episode of the 404. The guys geek out over the plot line in The Last of Us, roll their eyes at today's insane weather coverage and hypothesize about the next Star Wars film.

By March 6, 2013

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The 404 1,221: Where it's the fungus that kills us (podcast)

Scott Stein joins Jeff Bakalar on this episode of the 404. The guys geek out over the plot line in The Last of Us, roll their eyes at today's insane weather coverage, and hypothesize about the next "Star Wars" film.

By March 6, 2013