We at The Optimist Daily are no stranger to the power of mushrooms. These versatile fungi can be used to make sustainable clothing, treat depression, and even build decomposable coffins. Now, a new study from Penn State College of Medicine indicates that mushroom consumption … [Read more...] about Study links mushroom consumption to lowered risk of cancer
A tenth of global carbon emissions is made up of building materials and construction. That’s why engineers are in search of better alternatives to polluting materials such as cement bricks, which require a whole lot of energy to produce and winds up in the landfill at the end of … [Read more...] about Could mushroom bricks replace cement bricks?
Car ownership has been steadily declining in Paris for years, leaving the city with a new problem: thousands of square meters of unused underground parking space. In an effort to repurpose this space, the city began running competitions to find innovative uses for the space. This … [Read more...] about Unused parking lots in Paris are becoming underground mushroom farms
Last week, Oregon voted to become the first state to legalize access to psilocybin for all adults. A new study reinforces the idea that voters made a sensible decision. The preliminary human trials investigated the effect of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat the major … [Read more...] about Study: Psilocybin therapy 4 times more effective than antidepressants
To further minimize its impact on the environment, French brand Amen is now shipping its candles in carbon-negative packing made from mycelium and agricultural waste. Amen is already known as a sustainable luxury brand. They use natural wax from vegetable oil to make candles … [Read more...] about This brand grows its carbon-negative packaging from mycelium