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April's Exceptional Story: The Deadly Dapperlings

“I’ve been calling it the Mycelium Network. A few things: it will only eat non-living organic material. And be careful when stressing it – its self-defence mechanism is, ah. Well, it’s to explode.”

The Benthic Engineering Club, ‘The Deadly Dapperlings’, need an advisor to help with the upcoming Inventors Competition. Their work-in-progress – a fungal network that they hope will revolutionise long-distance communication – is brilliant, revolutionary, and only occasionally explodes.

Guide some of London’s finest young minds as they chart the frontiers of modern science, and use your profound wisdom and vast experience to help them secure a lucrative prize.

Or, alternatively, cheat.

Writing: Camille Nohra

Editing and QA: Luke van den Barselaar

Art: Paul Arendt


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