Tuesday, May 06, 2008

TED Talk - Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

A cool TED Talk about how mushrooms will save the world, although he's not the greatest speaker I have ever heard -- but what he talks about is fascinating.
Mycologist Paul Stamets studies mycelium and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the universe. Cleaning polluted soil, creating new insecticides, treating smallpox and maybe even the flu ... in 18 minutes, he doesn't get all the way through his list, but he has plenty of time to blow your mind. An audience favorite at TED2008.

No comments: