This timelapse of bioluminescent mushrooms looks like something from an alien planet. There are over 80 different species of bioluminescent mushrooms. A compound called Oxyluciferin is what gives them their fantastic glow. The light attracts insects, who help spread the mushroom spores around the forest. I wish I had these growing in my room in place of a nightlight.
Pop quiz: what's the compound that makes you trip when you're munching on psychedelic mushrooms? If you said psilocybin, you're wrong. I was shocked too. Mainly because I'm one of those annoying friends you have that frequently rhapsodizes about how psychedelic mushrooms are key to mental health. I've piped down a lot about it in… READ THE REST
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
Belgian waffles are a blank template for unforgettable weekend breakfasts. From savory creations with avocado, bacon, and goat cheese to the traditional sweet kinds with berries, powdered sugar, and syrup, waffles are unstoppable. However, nothing brings down a waffle-inspired dream morning like the antiquated, dirty waffle iron that cooks unevenly or worse, unexpectedly burns and dries… READ THE REST
Summer is here, which means we're spending less time under blankets and more time under stars. And, while we're no longer chasing the sun quite as fast, sometimes random household chores do need an extra flash of light here and there. This One80 LED Headlamp will help you get the darker things done so you can get back… READ THE REST
From your music streaming subscriptions and bank accounts to your work laptop, passwords unlock the most vital things in our lives. Unfortunately, that's a mess to track unless you're exceptionally organized or have some intricate communication system for your passwords and logins. If you aren't, you might deal with many forgotten unique passwords, annoying security questions, and botched password… READ THE REST