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Earth Day: Mycelium Running

Lambert here. If your heart goes pit-a-pat when you hear the phrase "mycelial mat," these presentations from mycological entrepreneur Paul Stamets, taken from the Agricultural Innovations podcasts of 2007, are for you. The Big Picture (hat tip) put up two short, much more focused and, though I say it, investor-friendly TED talks from Stamets today, but I think the following long-form podcasts give a greater sense of the cornucopia of blazing insight that Stamets provides.
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Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

Academics / Biology : Greg Laden's Blog (7 years ago)

Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium -- and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world. ...Paul Stamets believes that mushrooms can save our lives, restore our ecosystems and transform other worldsn Re... Read Post

How the hackers taught Hollywood a lesson about cheap stunts

US Politics / Liberal : Page's Page (14 hours ago)

— If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned in a diaper, sporting a chia mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on Earth, while straddling a nuclear-armed missile that bears a strik... Read Post

Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

Business & Finance / Investing : The Big Picture (3 years ago)

Entrepreneurial mycologist Paul Stamets seeks to rescue the study of mushrooms from forest gourmets and psychedelic warlords. The focus of Stamets’ research is the Northwest’s native fungal genome, mycelium, but along the way he has... Read Post


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