Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the Amazon
Decades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?
How the ‘Mushroom Death Suit’ breaks down your body for nature
Artist and MIT research fellow Jae Rhim Lee is designing a suit that will make your body a veritable buffet for mushrooms.
How mushrooms ‘make wind’ to spread spores
Mushrooms live in tight quarters on forest floors, often isolated from strong air flows that may easily spread their spores.
Wild mushrooms: What to eat, what to avoid
Proper identification can mean the difference between life and death.
Experts scoff at magic mushroom diet
There’s nothing magical about replacing a meal a day with mushrooms. Adding more veggies to a diet would help most people lose weight.
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This log almost looks more like a hill covered in dainty beach umbrellas thanks to the cartoon-like look of the mushrooms covering it. You never know what wonders you’ll find in a damp forest.
Magic mushrooms make information flow more freely in brain
The regions quieted down by psychedelic mushrooms are overactive in depression, offering an alternative method to lift moods.