"Our planet is unlikely to be unique in the inevitable creation of life from matter," renowned mycologist Paul Stamets told Newsweek.
"This could be pretty devastating...We can't afford to lose [snakes] as a whole," one expert said in 2017.
In their efforts to make their homes more clean or sterile, city dwellers may be making their living spaces more prone to certain kinds of fungi and bacteria.
Did you know that your eyes host a unique menagerie of microbes?
This subterranean "wood wide web" underpins much of life on Earth and could play a crucial role in limiting climate change.
Cataloguing the genetic data of 1.5 million known species will take 10 years, cost approximately $4.7 billion and require the cooperation of scientists, governments and students from around the world.
Doctors have stressed the importance of wind instrument hygiene.
And we've only identified 6 million of them.
Very bad news for bats.
The jungles of Ecuador may hold a secret weapon against plastic pollution.
The incredibly rare species has a distinctive spore that looks like a brain-shaped clover.
A fungus that thrives on human skin also lives many other strange places.