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"Hearables," fungi, the history of both humanity and the bandana and so much more from the web

Fungi’s Many Life-Changing Uses While there are 144,000 discovered species of fungi on the planet, there could be many more—millions more, in fact. But finding fungi and sorting out whether or not they contain any useful chemical compounds comes down to chance. The serendipity, scientists argue, is what led to great discoveries like penicillin—so hope for similar-level finds persists. Recent tests may have uncovered compounds …

Mexico City’s Penis Seat For Men

Sometimes the most effective lessons are hard-earned. Mexico City transit took that quite literally with their new PSA: a sculptural installation of a man’s torso and penis embedded onto a train chair reserved for men only. Having any part of a stranger pressing up against your body constitutes unwanted touching, i.e. sexual harassment. No one wants to be uncomfortable on their morning commute, and this …