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It looks as if my company realizes that nobody gets paid enough to be able to place a bid on this site. They've gone ahead and blocked it so we won't be tempted to bid on items out of our price range. How thoughtful...

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.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.