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Newly discovered Chinese mushroom turns out to be an abandoned sex toy (semi-NSFW)

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 6:40am6/20/12 6:40am

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

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 1:30pm2/06/08 1:30pm