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Canadian Arctic yields world’s oldest fungi

Reference: Cottage Life

There was little about that particular shale specimen in 2014 that led Robert Rainbird, a research scientist with the Canadian Geological Survey, to suspect it would set the scientific world abuzz a few years later. Sure it had black flecks on it, which Rainbird knew could be an indication of organic matter, but he’d seen those before. For more than three decades, Rainbird had been visiting this remote region in the Canadian Arctic, within a national park which had, according to Rainbird, maybe 10 visitors a year...Read More