Mark just grew lion's mane mushrooms (which were delicious!) from a Michigan Mushroom Company kit he ordered online, and it was astonishing to see how they morphed every day like fast-growing bulbous aliens from another galaxy. Although we didn't take time-lapse video, I stumbled across this gorgeous footage from photographer Jens (of YouTube channel Another Perspective) who captured his sprouting white mushrooms (started from a Germany-based Hawlik Pilzbrut kit) over a 4-week period.
Mushroom expert Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, is part of a new NASA-funded study on "astromycology," how fungi could be used in space as building materials, to generate healthy soil for agriculture, and even as batteries. Scientific American interviewed Stamets about his current research and also his… READ THE REST
The world is waking up to the benefits of psilocybin for mental wellbeing. This map of the world shows you likely spots to find liberty cap mushrooms, which contain psilocybin. Right now it looks like liberty caps are sprouting up all over Europe. What's this all about?Liberty caps – or Psilocybe semilanceata – are a… READ THE REST
One of the all-time highlights of 2020 for me was running around and finding mushroom-themed art that folks had hidden for Attaboy's Game of Shrooms. This free art-n-seek event returns Saturday, June 12, and this time I'm going to both make art to hide and forage for some. If you want to play, there's still… READ THE REST
Video conferencing has become a necessity, as working from home has grown by 173% since 2005. With all of these people working from home, virtual backgrounds during video calls have never been more important. A virtual background is the easiest way to avoid cleaning up your messy office, add some creativity to your boring work call, and… READ THE REST
Whether it's a music festival or your buddy's backyard, a little cannabis never fails to bring people together. But your purse and backpack simply aren't designed to carry delicate smoking accessories, like rolling papers or filters, and if these things get damaged, your good time is bound to be a bummer. No matter where you're… READ THE REST
Just because you know how to whip up a mean spaghetti bolognese doesn't mean you have what it takes to open a successful restaurant. The same can be said with business and software development — the two are based in somewhat different wheelhouses but go hand in hand in a wide range of industries. Whether… READ THE REST