Weird Science

Monstrous creatures in Antarctica? 4

Monstrous creatures in Antarctica?

Antarctica is known for its extreme conditions and unique ecosystem. Studies have shown that animals in cold oceanic regions tend to grow larger than their counterparts in other parts of the world, a phenomenon known as polar gigantism.
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.