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Forget the Stinky Flower, Smell the Putrid Fungus

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The corpse plant over at the Botanic Gardens is getting viral love because it's supposed to be so stinky. But it turns out to smell quite mild, as art...

Autumn Reflections

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Some time ago someone asked me: "How on earth do you manage to write complete stories about...NOTHING?!" Well...erhm...lots of fantasy I guess... Tha...

The Pasta Dish That Made My Entire Family Feel Better

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

My 13-year old and I were both home sick. He wasn't so sick he couldn't watch TV and talk about doing his homework, and I wasn't so sick, I couldn't check my email, but we were both stuffed-up and lethargic, or as my SAT-studying-17-year old might say, overcome with lassitude.

Baby Arugula Salad With Warm Shiitake Mushrooms, Pears, Parmesan Shavings and White Truffle Oil

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Gourmet-yet-simple, this recipe is one of my all-time favorites.

WATCH: This Mushroom Is More Than 4 Times The Weight Of Your Head

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.29.2013 | Weird News

Is this one of the biggest mushroom in the world? A gargantuan fungus weighing more than 33 pounds and measuring 36 inches in diameter was recently di...

Researchers Shocked by Mushroom Study Results

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

In a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs with hemangiosarcoma -- an aggressive, malignant cancer that develops in the cells of blood vessels -- were given a compound derived from a type of mushroom, Coriolus versicolor.

Meatless Monday: Ivy Manning -- Mixed Marriage, Adaptable Feast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

She grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where a meal meant "the three-point landing -- a huge hunk of meat and two little piles of something vegetable-ish." She moved to Portland for culinary school but kept her Sheboygan mindset. Food meant "midwest fare -- always meatcentric," she says.

Maitake: The Magnificent 'Dancing' Mushroom

Paul Stamets | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Feeding upon the dead roots of aging trees, maitake mushrooms emerge from dark grey mounds that form a few inches under the soil at that base of the tree. From the underside of their flaring leaf-like protrusions, white spores dust the ground below or are sent adrift into the wind.

Reishi, Ling Zhi: 'Mushrooms Of Immortality'

Paul Stamets | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While we cannot yet state that reishi mushrooms extend the disease-free period of cancer patients, reishi remains as an excellent candidate for augmenting chemotherapy, according to some cancer researchers.

Chaga, The Clinker Fungus: This Mushroom Looks Scary But Can Benefit Health

Paul Stamets | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While this strange-looking mushroom has been called a "tree cancer" since it will eventually kill its host tree, it has attracted interest for centuries in fighting human cancer and other diseases.

Agarikon: Ancient Mushroom For Modern Medicine

Paul Stamets | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

I am convinced Agarikon and other polypore mushrooms hold yet-undiscovered medicines of incalculable value. If Agarikon's antivirals prove to be effective in clinical trials, I do not think it is an exaggeration to say we should save our old growth forests as a matter of national defense.

Two Die From New Year's Meal Of Poisonous Mushrooms

Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

A New Year's meal in Canberra, Australia turned deadly for two people on New Year's Eve after they ingested death cap mushrooms. Chef Liu Jun, 38, of ...

Tropical Storm Leads To Unprecedented Culinary Bounty

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Maine — The tropical storms that drenched the Northeast this year left an unexpected bounty: Thousands of mushrooms have sprung up on ...

ANIMALISTIC ART: Carsten Hoeller's Reindeers on Mushrooms

Kisa Lala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Carsten Höller's Soma exhibit in Berlin Carsten Höller's new exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin, 'Soma' examines the mythic trad...