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Scientists Discover a Fungus Gnat Paradise in Peruvian Amazon
Scientists have discovered an environment that is a paradise for fungus gnats in the Peruvian Amazon. (April 12, 2017)

Newly Discovered Mushrooms Resemble Little People
These newly resembled mushrooms resemble little people. They were discovered in Norfolk. (April 15, 2015)

Sauropod Dinosaurs Likely Consumed Psychotropic Fungus
Sauropod dinosaurs likely consumed a psychotropic fungus. An amber fossil indicates the fungus was on the grass some dinosaurs would have eaten. (February 16, 2015)

New Species of Mushroom Discovered on UC Berkeley Campus
Researchers have discovered a new species of mushroom on the UC Berkeley campus. (December 7, 2014)

Scientists Seek Cure for Witches' Broom Disease Which Kills Chocolate Trees
The devastating witches' broom disease continues to kill chocoalte trees. Scientists are seeking a cure. (November 3, 2014)

Large Fungus Discovered in China
A new giant grey fungus has been discovered (July 29, 2013)

Three Fetid Fungi Species Discovered in New Zealand
Three fetid fungi species have been discovered in New Zealand. The smell of the fungi has been compared to rotting cabbage and garlic. (June 27, 2013)

Two New Species of Mushroom Found on Iberian Peninsula
Two new species of Wood Hedgehog or Hedgehog mushroom have been discovered on the Iberian Peninsula. (March 4, 2013)

Fungi Helps Plants Eat Insects
Researchers at Brock University have discovered that plants can consume nutrients from insects with the help of a fungi called Metarhizium. (June 25, 2012)

Cedars-Sinai Researchers Identify Over 100 Types of Intestinal Fungi
Cedars-Sinai researchers say their examination of the fungi in the intestines suggests an important link between these microbes and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. (June 8, 2012)

Scientists Discover Fungus That Attacks Zombie-Ant Fungus
A research team, led by David Hughes of Penn State University, has discovered a fungus that attacks Ophiocordyceps, the zombie-ant fungus. (May 5, 2012)

Bacteria Can Use Fungi as Bridges
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that bacteria and fungi enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship. (January 7, 2012)

Scientists Discover New Species of Fungus in a Wasp Nest
A team of Tufts researchers found a new species of fungus inside a paper wasp nest. (November 9, 2011)

Johns Hopkins Study Finds Ingredient in Magic Mushrooms May Create Long Lasting Personality Change
A Johns Hopkins study has found that a single dose of hallucinogen psilocybin - the active ingredient in mushrooms nicknamed "magic mushrooms" - may cause a measurable personality change lasting at least a year. (September 29, 2011)

Bioluminescent Fungus Rediscovered in Brazil
A bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840 has been rediscovered. (July 6, 2011)

Sponge-like Mushroom Discovered in Forests of Borneo Named After SpongeBob Squarepants
A new species of mushroom, Spongiforma squarepantsii, has been named after SpongeBob Squarepants. (June 15, 2011)

Joplin Fungus: Some Joplin Tornado Victims Suffering From Rare, Aggressive Fungal Infection
At least five Joplin tornado victims are being treated for a rare, aggressive fungal infection. (June 11, 2011)