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Chernobyl fungi Cryptococcus neoformans

The strange Chernobyl fungi that “eat” radiation!

In 1991, scientists discovered a fungus named Cryptococcus neoformans at Chernobyl complex that contains large amounts of melanin – a pigment found in the skin which turns it dark. Later it was discovered that the fungi could actually "eat" radiation.