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'Magic' Mushrooms Show Promise In First-Ever Depression Treatment Trial

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living

"Magic mushrooms," the recreational hallucinogen long associated with music festivals and hippies, may also one day prove to have a powerful pharmaceu...

The Latest Prescription Psychedelics Idea? Treat Addiction With Magic Mushrooms

Inverse | Posted 04.28.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Jacqueline Ronson Psilocybin, the substance that gives magic mushrooms their magic, is a drug wi...

Can Psychoactive Psilocybin Cure Social Rejection? No, But it Can Ease Our Minds

Inverse | Posted 04.28.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Kastalia Medrano We all experience social rejection differently. Some shrug it off; others dwell...

Are Stoned, Hallucinating Coyotes Terrorizing California Drivers?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.27.2016 | Weird News

Motorists in Northern California have been dealing with a new kind of road hazard: Overly aggressive coyotes who may have consumed hallucinogenic mush...


The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Weird News

Attention fun guys and fun gals: It's time for some fungus. We here at Weird News headquarters strive each day to bring the very best of what is s...

WATCH: This Is Your Brain On 'Shrooms

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.12.2015 | Science

People have some pretty wild experiences while on 'shrooms, reporting everything from vivid hallucinations to spiritual awakenings to intense euphoria...

Nick Wing

The More We Learn About Psychedelic Mushrooms, The More Fascinating They Become | Nick Wing | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science

For centuries, "magic" mushrooms have been both celebrated and reviled for their mind-expanding properties.

Carolyn Gregoire

What Tripping On Mushrooms Looks Like In The Brain | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

We've all heard recreational hallucinogen users describe their trips as "consciousness expanding," and according to some new research, this poetic des...

How Magic Mushrooms Alter Your Mind Like A Dream

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar patter...

This Newsroom Just Got A Little More 'Magical'

Posted 10.17.2013 | Weird News

Staffers at the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent in Colorado got a "magical" surprise earlier this week when they opened a package filled with an und...

PHOTOS: Man Caught Picking 'Shrooms With A Gator In His Backpack

Posted 06.13.2013 | Miami

Only in Florida! Wildlife officials arrested five men in the Little Econ State Forest in Seminole County Sunday after an officer found them with ma...

Police Blotter Describes Girl's Magic Mushroom Trip

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

We're pretty sure these mushrooms weren't portobellos. A report in the police blotter of a local Colorado newspaper describes how a girl thought s...

First-Of-Its-Kind Magic Mushroom Research Stalled

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science

* Scientist says regulations are stalling world first trial * Mushroom active ingredient psilocybin may ease depression * Proposed trial would t...

When Jesus Ate the Magic Mushrooms

Mark Morford | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Mark Morford

I'm looking at you, Johns Hopkins University, for once again coming out with a timid little study reinforcing what everyone already knew. Once again, we find that magic mushrooms really are rather astonishing wonderfungi.

David Moye

Hurricane Irene Could Sprout Bumper Crop Of Magic Mushrooms | David Moye | Posted 10.27.2011 | Weird News

Everyone knows the potential destructive power of hurricanes, but few people are aware that storms like Hurricane Irene encourage growth of psychedeli...

Were Mushrooms Responsible For Henry Jumping Death?

Brooklyn Heights Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We're looking into these reader reports of a death on Henry Street last night. One reader writes: just came home @ clark & henry to discover cop...

Reindeer Get High On Magic Mushrooms, Says Scientist

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Turns out the myth of flying reindeer might not be that far from the truth: According to a piece in Pharmaceutical Journal by scientist Andrew Haynes,...

Which Illegal Hallucinogen Is Right for You?

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Let's lay it out: According to a major new overview study, all of America's beloved wonderdrug antidepressants are essentially useless and don't really work worth a damn. Wait, that's not quite right.