Fungus Could Be Among Fastest Lifeforms on Earth

Slow-growing fungus may be one of the fastest lifeforms on Earth — at least when it comes time to spread its seeds. A group of scientists recently used ultra-high-speed cameras to record spores being shot out of fungi (pictured). Some of them were launched out of the fungi at 55 mph, zooming several feet before… » 9/22/08 7:00am 9/22/08 7:00am