Mycology

tech-science

Scientists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fungus In the Canadian Arctic

The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.
Becky Ferreira
5.22.19
bad ideas

Experts Call This Mushroom-Identifying App 'Potentially Deadly'

Its creator says it's only meant to be used as a reference.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.25.17
WTF

Can the Nasty Smell of This Mushroom Actually Give Women Instant Orgasms?

The Internet, it goes without saying, is a very, very strange place. A few days ago, stories about a mushroom with an aroma that could instantly cause women to orgasm went viral. Could this shit actually be true?
Alex Swerdloff
10.15.15
Health

The Surprisingly Fierce Battle Over a Scientific Paper About Mold

A paper used against mold insurance claims came off the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s website. Hurray?
Ben Richmond
4.14.15
Features

​The Plan to Mop Up the World's Largest Oil Spill With Fungus

Can a team of radical biologists deploy mushrooms to absorb the Amazonian oil spills that have plagued the forest for decades?
Maddie Stone
3.5.15
MUSHROOMS

Three New Species of Mushrooms Were Found in a UK Grocery Store

Mycologists in the UK have discovered three new species of porcini mushrooms—not in the remote forests of Italy but in a grocery store outside London, which means that people have been eating them. Sorry, biodiversity.
Matthew Zuras
7.9.14
Motherboard Blog

Congress Wants to Destroy Drug Crops with Fungi: A Q+A with Mycology Expert John Taylor

Back in December "I came across a 186-page government-ordered report":http://motherboard.vice.com/2011/12/1/a-different-kind-of-mushroom-cloud-fighting-the-drug-war-with-killer-fungi that reviewed the scientific feasibility of using fungi as a targeted...
Derek Mead
2.15.12
The News From All Over Issue

Mycology 101

It’s always exciting to find some chanterelles because they grow symbiotically on tree roots and can’t be cultivated.
David Fischer
8.2.07