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

A Chinese Chef Died After Serving the World's Deadliest Mushroom by…

We've all been tempted to pick wild mushrooms, if only because they're free. Sadly, when a Chinese chef did just that he made a mistake, and accidentally served himself and a colleague the world's deadliest mushroom. » 1/06/12 8:29am 1/06/12 8:29am

From Mushrooms to Mansions: Organic Building Materials

Philip Ross works with a mushroom farm called Far West Fungi. And on it they're growing your future house. Or at least the nontoxic, fireproof, mold- and water-resistant building blocks for it. » 2/05/10 11:00pm 2/05/10 11:00pm

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

Mario Mushroom Lights, Fanboy Up

The Mushroom Lamp is a glowing feat of technology. But it's not the power efficient LEDs that will stretch the life of the 4AA battery power supply that has us impressed. It's the lawsuit-avoiding tech of unlicensed merchandise. Clearly reminiscent of the mushrooms floating around in Nintendo's famous Mario Bros.… » 10/01/07 10:59pm 10/01/07 10:59pm

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