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Five Facts about Fungi: The Unsung Heroes

Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D.

Sometimes, it's all too easy to overlook what's really important in life. Countless heroes go unsung as they carry out their important work behind the scenes. Today I would like to take a moment to acknowledge a group of unsung heroes working diligently all over the world: fungi.

7 Awesome Discoveries Made By Kids

Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents

By: Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 09/03/2014 09:44 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleontologist, biologist, astronomer: These might sound l...

WATCH: The Truth About How Mushrooms Grow

Posted 02.25.2014 | Taste

You'll never see mushrooms the same way again.

Cultivating Wildness

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea fo...

A Recipe for Great Growth

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of...

New Look At Ancient Mud Yields 'Unexpected Discovery'

Posted 03.08.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/07/2013 10:01 AM EST on LiveScience The story of life on Earth keeps getting stranger...

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.

FUNGUS AMONGUS: Would You Use Caterpillar-Killing Fungi As Viagra?

Posted 07.10.2012 | Weird News

One man's invasive fungus is another man's sexy time medicine. A rare fungus that kills caterpillars and then grows in their bodies is being used i...

Fungi Farmer Grows Mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine, Bioremediation (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Can mushrooms save the world?

Mushroom Hunter 'Massacre' Claims 18 Lives In Italy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A bountiful Italian mushroom season has turned deadly, claiming the lives of at least 18 people in recent weeks. According to Italy's La Repubblica ...

Telluride Mushroom Festival: Worth The Trip?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Telluride Institute's annual Mushroom Festival starts Thursday, spreading an appreciation for all things fungi. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary o...

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

Prudent Pampering: How to Choose a Healthy Nail Salon

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For many women, the manicure and pedicure is a relaxing treat. Just be sure that you don't get more than you bargained for: an infection or nail fungus.

The Crazy World Of Mushrooms (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are estimated to be more than 140,000 species of mushrooms in existence, but only about 10 percent of those have been identified. Of that percen...

Meet Quorn: This Fungus Ain't No Portobello

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Meet Quorn-brand foods. In the 1960s, scientists and others became alarmed by the prospect of a global shortage of edible protein. In 1967, some British scientists thought they found the answer: A fungus growing in the dirt near Buckinghamshire, England.