The fungus, now a subclass of its own - radiotrophic - convert gamma radiation using the melanin pigment.
Experiments showed that samples exposed to gamma radiation experienced acetate accumulation and biomass growth up to 4 times faster than those without exposure.
It is currently not clear if they use the same process as phototrophic organisms (photosynthesis.)
I wonder if this fungus could help in removing radiation in sites of leaks or spills.
Unfortunately it wouldn’t work like that. in this way it IS similar to phototrophic organisms - A plant doesn’t reduce the light in a room simply by being there. besides these fungi feed of gamma radiation which is not too dangerous to humans - it passes straight through most things, but of course in higher dosages it has the potential to cause cancer.
When my sister was little, she had an imaginary friend called Jackie. One Sunday, my great aunt was over and my sister came in, announced to the room that Jackie fell down the stair and died, and left. My great auntie calmly looked up and said “how did she know about that?” Apparently, my great auntie had a little brother called Jack (her mother, who died a little before my sister was born, called him Jackie) and when he was 7, he fell down the stairs, banged his head and died.
Saturns New Moon:
In this image of Saturns rings Carl Murray was studying the moon Prometheus, the bright white dot by the outermost ring. But something else caught his attention - there are small anomalies in the A-ring, the outermost of the thick, bright rings.
These anomalies had never been seen before and they hint at the possible formation of a new moon, currently nicknamed Peggy after Murray’s mother-in-law.
After making this discovery on the 15 of April, Murray combed through previous records and found 109 more images of the anomalies dating back to June of 2012.
It looks like Saturn has a new name on its very long list of moons.
From what I recall the guy burning it is a model who had to wear that shirt for a shoot, and once it was done he burned the stupid thing.
I loved this story on BBT so much. These actors are so funny and so great, and hearing their characters argue about stuff the way me and my friends do just killed me.
they are really deviating from the comics in the amazing spiderman 2