The StumbleUpon algorithm took me from liking a chord sheet for “Hey Jude” to a story about a newly discovered Amazonian fungus that can eat polyurethane. Coincidence, or does the algorithm like punning on Abbey Road tracks?
In any case, student researchers from Yale working in Ecuador have given us yet another reason to save the rainforests.
If you thought Fern Gully was propagandist tripe, read about the plastic-eating wunder-microbes here. Plus one for biodiversity.
- Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds… (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Amazonian Mushroom Eats Indestructible Plastics [Science] (gizmodo.com)
- Yale Discovers a Fungus That Eats Plastic (pcworld.com)