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A mushroom that’s resistant to browning has become the first CRISPR-edited food to get green lit by the US government. Here’s how this mutated fungus managed to escape USDA oversight—and why this agency needs to upgrade its regulatory guidelines.
The portabello mushroom: Great with grilled onions and ketchup, sure, but this fungus can do a lot more than console vegetarians at barbecues. In the future, the humble portabello mushroom might power everything from our smartphones to our cars.
In Hungary there is a sweet Hungarian truffle that supposedly tastes like honey. I can’t even begin to imagine how fantastic that is because truffles are already “the diamonds of the kitchen” and honey very well might be nature’s greatest creation, so combining both in one is practically unfair. The truffle is used in…
The first week of July 2015 will forever be known as the week the internet freaked out about a bunch of triiiiiiippy images generated by a snoozing computer. Please. In my day we didn’t need Google to help us see melting dog faces with six eyes that are actually snails with centipedes crawling on their shells. We did…
These adorable mushrooms are in every children’s book illustration. They’re so cute, with their bright red umbrellas and white spots! They’re also psychoactive. And toxic.
Bioluminescence is not just a weirdly beautiful quality of some mushrooms. It's also a useful way to figure out, for instance, whether you've found a patch of delicious chanterelles or their look-alike Jack-o-lantern mushrooms, which are poisonous. But why does it happen?
Going outdoors is an intense reminder that we're part of something larger. In moderation, drugs can enhance that connection, help you enjoy the sights and sounds and feelings even more, and help you push reset on all the craziness involved in modern life. Want to try them sometime? Here's how to get started.
Disposable diapers are made to be super-absorbend and super-durable — all the better for handling the all the waste produced by a human baby. All the worse for the environment because the diapers last hundreds of years in landfills. But a new project cut waste by using the diapers to grow mushrooms.
DNA testing on the contents of a dried porcini bag revealed three species without scientific names. Apparently, there are new mushrooms everywhere, including in your salad.
It looks like an illustration from a Dr. Seuss book, but the circular tower made of leftover cornhusks and fungus strings in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art's P.S.1 building in Queens is as practical as it is whimsical.
Instead of popping pills or eating shrooms, just look at these wonderful GIFs made by Micaël Reynaud. He's a maestro when it comes to using camera tricks to create dizzying effects and a genius at taking the typical GIF to the next level with slit-scanning, timelapse and perfect masking to stitch together digital…
Crack open your dumb old phone, and you'll find lots of circuits and no lack of precious metals. "In 100,000 cell phones, it's estimated that there is 2.4 kilograms of gold, more than 900 kilograms of copper, 25 kilograms of silver, and more," according to Motherboard. Could a safer and and cheaper method of…
The most I can harvest from my lampshades is a thick layer of dust, so I am simultaneously impressed and completely grossed out by these MYX fixtures made from mycelium. They're grown into form, and edible mushrooms can actually be reaped from the top before they're hung in place.
Researchers at Scotland's Abertay University are getting a brand new look at the seemingly nondescript world hidden in plain sight—the soil beneath our feet.
In this week's round-up of landscape reads, we've got sacred grounds, coffee grounds, and camping grounds.
To grow mushrooms is to let things rot, so
something's a lot of things are rotten in the state of Pennsylvania.
A giant mushroom measuring 36 inches across and weighing 33 pounds has been discovered by locals in China's Yunnan province. But as grotesquely huge as this fungus appears to be, it's far from being a world record.
From timelapse wizard Louie Schwartzberg comes a mesmerizing feature documentary about fungi that will forever change the way you look at mushrooms.