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WATCH: The Truth About How Mushrooms Grow

Posted 02.25.2014 | Taste

You'll never see mushrooms the same way again.

This Fungus Could Be Key In Solving World Hunger

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elyssa Pachico

A Dutch bio-engineer says his lab-produced fungus could someday be used to save the lives of hungry people in the developing world. But first, it ...

Deadly Disease May Spread In U.S.

weather.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

The Pacific Northwest — a region known for stunning natural vistas and a love of outdoor recreation — is also home to a deadly fungal disease that...

Mushroom Hunting With the Pros

Langdon Cook | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Langdon Cook

Doug has been hunting mushrooms commercially in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years. In recent years I've been roaming with him, meeting the pickers and buyers who work in a hidden economy known as the mushroom trail.

Valley Fever Infecting Thousands In Agricultural Heartland

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people ar...

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...

House Eating Fungus Is Costly Visitor

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.02.2012 | Money

Homeowners may not know poria incrassata by its fancy name, but they'll know when it becomes an unwanted houseguest. The house-eating fungus looks lik...

'A Bunny's Garden of Eatin'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the 14 years we have lived in our house, I have killed virtually every form of flora I have encountered. It's a good thing I don't know anyone named Flora or I'd be in jail right now.

What Is Toe Jam?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Toe jam is common non-medical term used to describe the 'gunk' that accumulates between the toes. Not all toe jam is the same, however -- and it can result in serious medical issues for some and should not be neglected.

Colorado Bat Caves Closed To Prevent Transmiss

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Even Batman isn't immune from an eviction notice these days. The U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday it was barring entry to cave...

Extreme Hygiene: Infectious Germs Are Bulking Up at the Gym

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

Health clubs and gyms are known to harbor a host of contagious germs, and people who frequent them are at a greater risk for contracting infections that range from mild (but annoying) to more serious.

'Himalayan Viagra' Murders Ruling Delayed

AFP | Claire Cozens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KATHMANDU (AFP) -- A tiny court in one of Nepal's most remote areas Wednesday postponed its verdict on 36 men charged with murdering a group of farmer...

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...

Gatorade Could Be The Cure For Dying Frogs

New Scientist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The fungus now decimating frog populations around the world does its damage by impairing the animals' ability to absorb electrolytes through their ski...

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.

Forget Person Of The Year, Debate The Most Important Species

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you thought the season for debates and voting had ended, think again! Some folks over in the UK -- specifically, the EarthWatch institute -- are de...