Magic mushrooms evolved to scramble insect brains, send them on wild, scary trips

 12 days ago

Cover picture for the articleThroughout our history, human beings have demonstrated a powerful and committed love of tinkering with our brain chemistry. We drink the waste of sugar-eating bacteria, smoke the leaves of garden-variety weeds, and munch on mushrooms whose chemicals give us such a strange experience we have to call it magic. We’ve been...

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