- Life on Mars: Scientists find ‘mushrooms’ in Mars photos
In a major breakthrough, scientists claim to have seen 'proof' of life on the surface of Mars. They say that they have seen 'growing algae, lichens and ‘Martian mushrooms’ in images taken by NASA rovers Opportunity and Curiosity. Meanwhile, the US space agency is yet to respond to the conclusion drawn by the Journal of Astrobiology and Space Science.Researchers discover 2.4 billion years old fungus like fossil in South Africa
Researchers on Monday discovered 2.4 billion years old fungus-like fossils from rocks in South Africa. The fossils could represent the world's oldest fungus 2 billion years older than the next-oldest fungus specimen.