Hypocreales http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/54024/all en First episode of 'What Remains' debuts 'The Last of Us' homage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130528/first-episode-what-remains-debuts-the-last-us-homage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Coming in at not much under 20 minutes, the debut episode of web series "What Remains" is inspired by upcoming video game "The Last of Us," which is in turn based on the real life "zombie ant" parasitic fungus Cordyceps Unilateralis.</p> <p>The unofficial tribute, produced by Manifest Film, follows David and Alex, two survivors of a fungal apocalypse that has seen cities ravaged by overgrown plant life and any remaining humans scavenging for tools and nutrition.</p> <p>Others, the infected, have been turned into drones whose purpose is to pass on their spores to the untouched.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130528/first-episode-what-remains-debuts-the-last-us-homage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Human Interest Hypocreales Technology The Last of Us Video game development Tourism Tue, 28 May 2013 18:17:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847640 at http://www.globalpost.com First episode of 'What Remains' debuts 'The Last of Us' homage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130528/first-episode-what-remains-debuts-the-last-us-homage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Coming in at not much under 20 minutes, the debut episode of web series "What Remains" is inspired by upcoming video game "The Last of Us," which is in turn based on the real life "zombie ant" parasitic fungus Cordyceps Unilateralis.</p> <p>The unofficial tribute, produced by Manifest Film, follows David and Alex, two survivors of a fungal apocalypse that has seen cities ravaged by overgrown plant life and any remaining humans scavenging for tools and nutrition.</p> <p>Others, the infected, have been turned into drones whose purpose is to pass on their spores to the untouched.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130528/first-episode-what-remains-debuts-the-last-us-homage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Human Interest Hypocreales Technology The Last of Us Video game development Health and Home Tue, 28 May 2013 18:18:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847645 at http://www.globalpost.com First episode of 'What Remains' debuts 'The Last of Us' homage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130528/first-episode-what-remains-debuts-the-last-us-homage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Coming in at not much under 20 minutes, the debut episode of web series "What Remains" is inspired by upcoming video game "The Last of Us," which is in turn based on the real life "zombie ant" parasitic fungus Cordyceps Unilateralis.</p> <p>The unofficial tribute, produced by Manifest Film, follows David and Alex, two survivors of a fungal apocalypse that has seen cities ravaged by overgrown plant life and any remaining humans scavenging for tools and nutrition.</p> <p>Others, the infected, have been turned into drones whose purpose is to pass on their spores to the untouched.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130528/first-episode-what-remains-debuts-the-last-us-homage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Entertainment Human Interest Hypocreales Technology The Last of Us Video game development Tue, 28 May 2013 18:18:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847649 at http://www.globalpost.com Conflict and clashes over China's prized caterpillar fungus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131022/conflict-and-clashes-over-chinas-prized-caterpillar-fungus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a dirty, dimly-lit room in a backstreet of one of China's poorest rural towns, a trader combs his leathery fingers through a $17,000 bag of caterpillar fungus, lamenting the curse that its value has wrought.</p> <p>The parasitic fungus, Cordyceps sinensis to science, only exists high on the Tibetan plateau, where it grows through the body of its host -- the ghost moth caterpillar -- killing it and bursting out of the top of its head.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a 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