Chernobyl is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, in the Kiev Oblast (province) near the border with Belarus.
There has been an exciting(!) new biological discovery inside the tomb of the Chernobyl reactor. Like out of a B-grade sci-fi movie, a robot sent into the reactor discovered a thick coat of black slime growing on the walls.
This slime, a collection of several fungi actually, was more than just surviving in a radioactive environment, it was actually using gamma radiation as a food source. The fungi appear to use melanin, a chemical found in human skin as well, in the same fashion as plants use chlorophyll.
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