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Mushrooms by Alan Weir from flickr

ZAP! Lightning, Gods, and Mushrooms

Everyone knows thunder and lightning make mushrooms grow... Jan 2013

A.D. White House at Cornell University in 2012

Atkinson’s Lost Inocybe

A mushroom discovered on the Cornell campus: on Inocybe olpidiocystis and other unknowns. Jan 2013

A platypus!

Bully for the Platypus

Platypuses in Tasmania are host to a weird fungal disease. Nov 2012

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New Growth: Hairy Homer

We unveil our Practically Instant Hair Growth Potion, with help from H. Simpson. Aug 2012

refreshingly fungusy

I ate fungus slime, and it made my breath minty fresh

The title says it all. The wonders of pullulan. Jul 2012

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George F. Atkinson

An introduction to G.F. Atkinson, a prominent Cornell mycologist of the early 1900s, by Torben Russo. Feb 2012

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The Lichens of Tower Road

Lichens line your daily stroll, and they might be telling you something. Dec 2011

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Explore your world with tape

A customs agent, a car, a mold, and a roll of tape on a Friday afternoon. Oct 2011

Rhizopus: bad hair day

Postal conks

You never know when you'll get a conk in the mail. With forked fungus beetles inside! Sep 2011

Henningsomyces by Joe Warfel

Small Wonder

Log lifter's treasure: a laudatory portrait of Henningsomyces by Larry Millman. Aug 2011

Pestalotiopsis spores

Moldy love song

I love molds, microscopes, and really good books. Jul 2011

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Moldy bread is cool

Know your enemies. Including that kitchen mold that's subverting your sandwichy intentions. Rhizopus! Villain. May 2011

About

Most people don't pay much attention to fungi, which include things like mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and mildews. Here at Cornell we think they're pretty fascinating. In fact, even the most disgusting foot diseases and moldy strawberries are dear to our hearts. We'd like to talk to you about fungi, so that like us, you too can tell gross stories at the dinner table. Afterwards, maybe you'll notice some things you would have overlooked before, and we think this could be good for the planet.

Kathie T. Hodge, Editor

Beneath Notice, our book of borescopic mycology.

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