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A team of Johns Hopkins researchers is calling for magic mushrooms to be made legally available as medicine

A group of scientists from Johns Hopkins University recently published an article in which they concluded that psilocybin, the active component of the psychedelic drug magic mushrooms, has a low risk of harm and should be legally available as medicine.

A startup that turns mushrooms into IKEA packaging has introduced a new platform that could change the way lab-grown meat is made

A startup that makes environmentally-friendly packaging for IKEA and Dell is planning a big transition into the realms of lab-grown meat and beyond. Ecovative wants its new mushroom-growing platform to become the backbone of several manufacturing efforts, including making meat without slaughter.

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they’re starting to turn into approved treatments

From magic mushrooms to ketamine, the drugs are being tested for their potential to treat an array of diseases and conditions that currently lack adequate treatments.

We spent the day with a professional mushroom-hunter who forages ingredients for top fine-dining restaurants

Foraging is the new frontier among top restaurants. We spent the day with a professional forager to see how he makes a living.

There’s new evidence that magic mushrooms could be among the safest recreational drugs

A new survey found that of the 10,000 people who reported taking magic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2% of them reported needing emergency medical treatment.

7 myths about psychedelic drugs like LSD that are doing more harm than good

Ecstasy, LSD, and magic mushrooms are frequently portrayed as "recreational" or party drugs. This isn't always accurate, according to researchers.

Psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms and LSD have key differences — here’s what you should know

What makes LSD a psychedelic? How is it different from other drugs like cocaine or alcohol? What makes an acid "trip" distinct from a shrooms "trip"?

A man who took magic mushrooms for a scientific study said it helped him see a basic truth about relationships

"The whole 'you' thing just kinda drops out into a more timeless, more formless presence."

A psychedelics expert says magic mushrooms will be approved for depression by 2027 — here’s why

"We treated people who'd been suffering for 30 years, and they're getting better with a single dose. That tells us this drug is doing something profound."

Why psychedelics like magic mushrooms kill the ego and fundamentally transform the brain

Study participants consistently ranked their trip as one of their most meaningful life experiences.