From mushrooms on Mars to alien megastructures - have scientists really found evidence of alien life ?
A recent science experiment has highlighted the unique potential of fungus as a viable construction material.
The claim that Curiosity has photographed fungi growing on Mars has been met with a high degree of skepticism.
Back when the tallest trees were only a few feet high, huge towers of fungus grew in excess of 8 meters.
Joanne Barnaby had been picking mushrooms when she encountered a deadly and persistent adversary.
In the future vehicles could be made up of parts built using mushrooms and other organic materials.