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Magic Mushroom Dreams

By | July 3, 2014

A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

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Genome Digest

By | October 15, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer

By | April 4, 2012

A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.


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Scanning the Psychedelic Brain

By | January 23, 2012

Brain scans reveal the surprising secret of magic mushrooms’ hallucinogenic effect.


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Man-Eating Mushrooms

By | September 9, 2011

An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.



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