fungus

Why Has the Darwin’s Frog Likely Gone Extinct?

Deep in the forests of Chile, a frog has gone silent, possibly forever—and an epidemic fungus may be the culprit. Northern Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) is likely extinct due to the effects of the fungal disease chytridiomycosis that’...

Phallus Mushroom Found in Lam Dong, Vietnam

It’s always a good day when you find another Phallus. There are 28 species of Phallus mushroom and this one, Phallus drewesii, was recently discovered for the first time in Asia by scientists from Vietnam’s Southern Institute of Ecology ...

Beer Gut: Man’s Belly Brews Own Beer

Free beer might sound like heaven to some tailgaters on this football weekend, but consider the case of a man whose tummy was fermenting its own brew. Suspected for five years of being a “closet drinker,” the 61-year-old man showed ...