13 Jul '11, 11pm

Glow-in-the-dark mushroom rediscovered after 170 years

Glow-in-the-dark mushroom rediscovered after 170 years

The mushroom was nearly forgotten until 2002, when Brazilian chemist Cassius Stevani came across Gardner's early reports. Then, in 2005, a breakthrough occurred. A pair of primatologists, Patricia Izar from São Paulo University in Brazil and Dorothy Fragaszy of the University of Georgia in Athens, were studying a band of monkeys deep in the Brazilian interior when they came across something mysterious glowing at the base of some palm trees.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/sto...

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