Monthly Archive: May 2019

Gold-mining fungi could guide human prospectors

  By Michael Irving – Fashionable fungi: A colored image shows the particles of gold collected by the fungus species fusarium oxsporium. (Credit: CSIRO). Shiny, pretty and useful in electronics, gold has been prized by humans for millennia, but we’re not the only ones …

How a huge impact may have given the Moon two faces

  By Michael Irving – An illustration of a collision between two huge celestial bodies, similar to that now theorized to have given the Moon its asymmetrical face. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech). While we can only see one “face” on the Moon from our vantage point …

Ultraprocessed foods are easy, cheap and could be killing you

 By Susan Scutti, CNN – “Ultraprocessed” describes many foods, including pre-prepared dishes found in grocery store freezers, packaged baked goods, dehydrated soups, ice cream, sugary cereals and fizzy beverages. Two separate studies published recently in The BMJ link eating the popular factory-made …