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Video: New mysterious giant fungus found in China

The BBC reports the discovery of a new giant grey fungus, about 15 kilograms in weight and one meter in diameter, in a village in China's Jianshui County.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Two new species of edible mushroom found in Spain

Two new species of an edible mushroom have been found in the Iberian Peninsula, Spain. The researchers speculate that the mushrooms will have other uses, relating to industrial production.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Video: Chinese news mistakes sex toy for 'mysterious mushroom'

Beijing - A Chinese investigative news program Xi'an Up Close became a national laughing stock after a "mysterious mushroom" its investigative reporter featured on the show turned out to be a self-pleasure sex toy.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Mushroom picking results in death for several Italians

At least 18 Italian mushroom pickers have died in the past 10 days. Many of the deaths are a result of falls, as the pickers take risks to try to beat others to the edible fungi.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Record $330,000 Price Realized for Giant White Truffle

A giant white truffle dug up in Tuscany, Italy and weighing 1.497 kilograms was sold at auction today, setting a new world record truffle price when billionaire businessman and Macau casino owner Stanley Ho paid $330,000 for the mushroom.
In the Media by pajamadeen - 1 comment

Research Project Searching for the Mushroom's Secrets

The white button mushroom may help reseachers find ways to assist the creation of biofuels, support the effort to manage global carbon, and help remove heavy metals from contaminated soils.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

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Death cap mushroom and cancer treatment

The death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) contain α-amanitin, one of the most deadly poisons found in nature....
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