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Consuming mushrooms may help address cognitive decline: Study

Food and medical scientists based in Singapore have found that elderly people who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms each week appear to have a 50 percent reduced chance of developing mild cognitive impairment.

Canada's indoor vertical mushroom farm takes off

An new agricultural operation has taken off in Canada — the Gruger Family Fungi in Nisku. This is Canada’s first vertical mushroom farm. The facility specializes in tree-loving mushrooms.

The secret of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms

Moscow - There are mushrooms that appear magical, due to their ability to glow-in-the-dark rather than hallucinogenic properties. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has got to the bottom of how this process works.

Mushroom ‘tree of life’ constructed

Biologists have trawled through thousands of fungal specimens to construct a mushroom ‘tree of life.’ This is the most comprehensive review of its kind, and it drew on specimens dating back 200-years.

Why do mushrooms turn brown?

Vienna - Mushrooms are a tasty addition to many meals. However, when they go brown, they become inedible. Why does this happen and can the process be slowed down? Food technologists have been looking into this subject.

Degrading diapers using mushrooms

Mexico - Mexican scientists have designed a bio-process that is capable of degrading diapers using a type of mushroom called Pleurotus ostreatus. The process is the first to make use of this type of ‘green’ technology.

Using 'magic mushrooms' to treat anxiety and depression

Psilocybin, the psychedelic component of certain mushroom species, is being investigated for its use in treating anxiety and depression. Scientists have found out that the compound triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

Japan Daily Press: HPV eradicated by Japanese mushroom extract

In a Japan Daily Press post dated yesterday, Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena reported that a Japanese mushroom extract may eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV) found in cervical cancer cells.

Mushrooms produce wind to spread spores

Mushrooms were thought to produce spores and for these to be carried in the wind in order to spread seeds around. Scientists have now shown mushrooms to be more sophisticated: they can make their own wind.

First 'magic mushroom' family tree produced

Although popularized by the counter-culture illicit drug taking phase of the 1960s, no official family tree for the "magic mushroom" has existed until now. Using molecular markers, researchers have reconstructed the “magic” mushroom family tree.

Mushrooms grow in woman's apartment carpet

Sacramento - One woman in Sacramento, California need not go to the grocery store for mushrooms. Her crop may not be edible, but she has her own homegrown variety.

Caterpillar mushroom under climate threat Special

Of late, all is not well with the world’s most wanted caterpillars: the Cordyceps mushrooms, grown exclusively in the Himalayan region.

How magic mushrooms can improve your personality

Scientists have been working with an active ingredient that is found in magic mushrooms, hallucinogen psilocybin, and they found that psilocybin caused positive changes in peoples’ personalities.

Police mistake shiitake mushrooms for illegal magic mushrooms

Walterboro - Drug trafficking charges have been dismissed against a South Carolina man after laboratory testing proved the 'magic mushrooms' police seized from the man's home were actually shiitake mushrooms.

Willie Nelson arrested for marijuana possession

Sierra Blanca - Country music legend Willie Nelson, 77, was arrested Friday morning in Sierra Blanca, Texas at a Border Patrol checkpoint for allegedly possessing six ounces of marijuana.

Police bust mushroom grow-op in Saskatoon

A psilocybin (mushroom) grow operation was busted by the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Unit on Wednesday. Three individuals face a number of charges.

Two turn mushrooms into insulation

Two students have created Greensulate, a strong, low-cost biomaterial that replaces the expensive, non-biodegradable plastics and styrofoam used in modern packaging and wall insulation.

Health Hazard Alert: Fresh Obsessions Brand Enoki Mushrooms

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Fresh Obsessions brand Enoki Mushrooms because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Druggie Sweets Shop Busted In Berlin

A sweet shop in Berlin was offering their customers a lot more than standard issue sweets. Swirled into the chocolates and lollipops were magic mushrooms and marijuana.

Fumes from Mushroom Farm Kill Three

Three people were killed after they were overcome by fumes in a shed on the property of a mushroom farm: neighbours had complained about the smell from the farm on several occasions.

New Brunswick: Wet Weather Means Great Mushroom Season

The heavy rainfall this season throughout New Brunswick has resulted in a bumper mushroom crop but before you feast know what you eat.

Amsterdam mayor proposes three-day wait for magic mushrooms

A bummer of a new proposal from the mayor of Amsterdam is sure to be considered a drag by certain visitors to the Dutch city: a three-day waiting period to buy hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Bioremediation with Fungi

Paul Stamets of Fungi Pefecti explains his work with mushrooms to repair damaged ecosystems. Stamets is one of the leading entrepreneurs exploring the possibilities that various fungi offer us.

Insulate Your Home with Mushrooms

Once again mushrooms are more than a pizza topping. Two young entrepreneurs will soon be hitting the green building market with Greensulate, insulation that is mushroom based.

Mushroom Biofactories May Produce Beneficial Human Drugs

There is nothing magical about it, Penn State, researchers are injecting new genes into mushrooms in order to create products such as vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and hormones like insulin, or commercial enzymes

Willie Nelson on probation for drug charge

No jail time for Willie and his tour manager David Anderson for the Sept. 8, 2006 possession charges.

Man Charged After Teens Sickened From Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

Police in Delaware said a man has been arrested on charges of providing hallucinogens to two 14-year-old brothers.
 

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You can discover the fantastic fungi around the reserve in October
You can discover the fantastic fungi around the reserve in October
Exploring the woodland floor and you will find a rainbow beneath your feet.
Exploring the woodland floor and you will find a rainbow beneath your feet.
The countryside should be treated with respect and mushrooms should not be picked  according to the ...
The countryside should be treated with respect and mushrooms should not be picked, according to the reserve.
A view of shiitake mushrooms growing from the ground
A view of shiitake mushrooms growing from the ground
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Many of the mushrooms grow in a variety of different colours  shapes and sizes.
Many of the mushrooms grow in a variety of different colours, shapes and sizes.
The magical world of mushrooms on the floor of an English woodland heath.
The magical world of mushrooms on the floor of an English woodland heath.
Onions  garlic and mushrooms - simple and plain.
Onions, garlic and mushrooms - simple and plain.
Some of these vibrant and colourful displays are only present for a few days each year.
Some of these vibrant and colourful displays are only present for a few days each year.
Chanterelles in the wild.
Chanterelles in the wild.
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You ll be amazed by the vibrant autumn colours and mushrooms growing wild.
You'll be amazed by the vibrant autumn colours and mushrooms growing wild.
Psilocybe “cyanofriscosa”
Psilocybe “cyanofriscosa”
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Shiitake mushroom growing block.
Shiitake mushroom growing block.
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The urban farming of mushrooms has taken off in cities around the world. This group in Oakland  Cali...
The urban farming of mushrooms has taken off in cities around the world. This group in Oakland, Calif. also has "grow-your-own mushroom kits for sale.
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Never eat anything you are unsure about. Ask guides  including a photographic one.
Never eat anything you are unsure about. Ask guides, including a photographic one.
The weekly pick-up of coffee grounds from local coffee shops in Exeter  U.K.
The weekly pick-up of coffee grounds from local coffee shops in Exeter, U.K.
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In the international market  one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10 000.
In the international market, one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10,000.
Once you open the kit and get started  you will have delicious oyster mushrooms in as little as 14 d...
Once you open the kit and get started, you will have delicious oyster mushrooms in as little as 14 days.
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Dolpa district of Nepal - the largest producer of Caterpillar mushrooms/Cordyceps in the country
Dolpa district of Nepal - the largest producer of Caterpillar mushrooms/Cordyceps in the country
Some of the mushrooms are almost elf-like in appearance
Some of the mushrooms are almost elf-like in appearance
Dolpa district of Nepal - the largest producer of Cordiceps in the country
Dolpa district of Nepal - the largest producer of Cordiceps in the country

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