Scientists don't know why glow-in-the-dark mushrooms exist

If you spend the night at the Coconut Forest in Piaui State, Brazil, you'll be able to see a rare species of fungus that glows in the dark. Although scientist already understand how they light up, they are still struggling to understand the reason why they do it and how that affects their ecosystem. » 2/19/15 10:48pm 2/19/15 10:48pm

Mario Mushroom Is Yet Another Lame Attempt to Disguise a Vibrator

For some reason I can't seem to grasp, Japanese people seem to be obsessed with vibrating objects that are not actual vibrators. OK, I lied, I can understand it perfectly. Specially when they try to pass them as soft Super Mario mushrooms. Then I don't only understand the obsession, but I actually want to have one. In… » 11/18/08 10:20pm 11/18/08 10:20pm

New Phone for People Who Like Mushrooms, Hate Poisonings

Foraging for mushrooms can be fun, but getting poisoned by the wrong species always ruins a nice afternoon. Researchers at the Hagenberg College in Austria have developed software that can identify which mushrooms are safe to eat and which are poisonous, just from a photograph. This means it could easily be run on a… » 7/31/07 8:49am 7/31/07 8:49am