Scientists test mushrooms as cancer treatment

Hundreds of years ago a lord of the Tohoku region in Japan offered villagers a deal – equal weight in silver to any who could find a rare mushroom. 

The villagers danced with joy when they found the valuable fungus, inspiring the mushroom’s name, “maitake,” or “the dancing mushroom.”

Kids raise prehistoric fish as a science lesson

Sturgeon can live 50 years or more in rivers and lakes, but the first six months of one sturgeon’s life will be spent in Katie Bryant’s seventh grade science classroom. 

The kids love the program, and they’re “all about feeding the fish and taking care of the fish,” Bryant said.