The Solution to Disposable Diaper Waste Is Apparently Mushrooms

Disposable diapers are made to be super-absorbend and super-durable — all the better for handling the all the waste produced by a human baby. All the worse for the environment because the diapers last hundreds of years in landfills. But a new project cut waste by using the diapers to grow mushrooms. » 9/22/14 3:00am 9/22/14 3:00am

Newly discovered Chinese mushroom turns out to be an abandoned sex toy…

Residents of the Chinese town of Liucunbu recently unearthed an unknown rubbery "fungus" deep underground while drilling a well. Perplexed by this mycological mystery, the workers consulted the investigative journalism program Xi'an Up Close, who sent reporter Ye Yunfeng on the scene. Once there, she soon identified… » 6/20/12 6:40am 6/20/12 6:40am

The Gray Caps Will Take Over the World with Their Mushroom Brain…

John Coulthart has just posted his cover design for the re-release of Jeff VanderMeer's novel, Shriek: An Afterword. This is the cover image, by Ben Templesmith — it shows a mysterious "gray cap," one of an oppressed underground people who have this bizarre mushroom tech that will allow them to take over a city. You… » 2/06/08 1:30pm 2/06/08 1:30pm