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Apr

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Apr

Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the AmazonDecades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?

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?

11

Apr

How the ‘Mushroom Death Suit’ breaks down your body for natureArtist and MIT research fellow Jae Rhim Lee is designing a suit that will make your body a veritable buffet for mushrooms.

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.

26

Nov

How mushrooms ‘make wind’ to spread sporesMushrooms live in tight quarters on forest floors, often isolated from strong air flows that may easily spread their spores.

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.

30

Oct

Wild mushrooms: What to eat, what to avoidProper identification can mean the difference between life and death.

Wild mushrooms: What to eat, what to avoid
Proper identification can mean the difference between life and death.

09

Sep

Experts scoff at magic mushroom dietThere’s nothing magical about replacing a meal a day with mushrooms. Adding more veggies to a diet would help most people lose weight.

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.

22

Dec


 Santa’s ‘flying’ reindeer story traced back to magic mushrooms 



Shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions used to give dried Amanita muscaria mushroom as gifts on the winter solstice.
Shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions used to give dried Amanita muscaria mushroom as gifts on the winter solstice.

29

Nov

treehugger:

credit: Matt Cobleigh/Getty Images
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. 
via Photo of the Day: Mushrooms Like A Field of Umbrellas

treehugger:

credit: Matt Cobleigh/Getty Images

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. 

via Photo of the Day: Mushrooms Like A Field of Umbrellas

04

May

Tips for beginning foragers

24

Jan

Magic mushrooms make information flow more freely in brainThe regions quieted down by psychedelic mushrooms are overactive in depression, offering an alternative method to lift moods.

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.