plants

Did the Ancient Greeks Fuck This Plant Until It Went Extinct?

Silphium was edible and extremely tasty. It was also used for contraception and to treat a number of ailments. But was it too tasty and too good at preventing pregnancy to last?

Sniffing Out the Elusive ‘Hawaiian Mushroom Orgasm’

Legend has it that one whiff of the rare fungus causes women to spontaneously orgasm, but when it comes to proving it, scientists are still struggling to reach a climax

Are Plant-Based Drugs Like Weed Really ‘Superior’ to Synthetic Ones Like Molly?

Though many synthetic drugs are derived from plants, some people believe that only drugs that come straight from the ground — like pot or mushrooms — are okay to take

The Venus Flytrap Guys Taking a Bite Out of YouTube’s Plant Culture

Are they flora? Fauna? A pet? An insatiable man-eater? All these YouTubers know is that Venus flytraps are sure to grab you by the heartstrings and never let go