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Submission + - Chernobyl Mushrooms Feeding on Radiation

cowtamer writes: According to a National Geographic Article certain fungi can use ionizing radiation to perform "radiosynthesis" using the pigment melanin (the same one in our skin that protects us from UV radiation). It is speculated that this might be useful on long space voyages where energy from the Sun is not readily available.

Comment Australia, where BB prices go UP. (Score 0) 313

Currently I'm renting a place 10-mins from Adelaide city centre, and am lucky enough to get an 11MBps. Silly thing is, when I come to buy a house, I'm going to be looking at only those areas where I can get the same speeds or greater. Also, I think Australia is the only place in the world where internet prices go UP - I pay $60 a month (40-gig cap) which has now gone up to $65 a month. I guess I could always give up with the internet all together and rent movies, wait for TV episodes on the TV and suffer adverts every 10 minutes, listen to crap radio. Yes, what we need is more tubes Into the country.

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