The Science of Anatomy is Undergoing a Revival

Two decades ago, when I was starting my PhD studies at the University of California in Berkeley, there was talk about the death of anatomy as a research subject. That hasn’t happened. Instead the science of anatomy has undergone a renaissance, sparking renewed interest among researchers and the public alike. » 4/12/14 9:00am 4/12/14 9:00am

How Do Red And Giant Pandas Coexist? The Secret Is In Their Skulls.

Red pandas and giant pandas have more in common than simply being equally adorable and included on the IUCN Red List. They both eat bamboo and live in the same habitats. How do they coexist without competing over the same resources? The secret might be hidden in their skulls. » 4/10/14 8:47pm 4/10/14 8:47pm

See The Most Detailed Images Ever Taken Of A Crocodile's Insides

Ever wanted to see inside the body of a crocodile in the highest of resolutions? Now you can, thanks to Ohio University Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology Larry Witmer. To understand dinosaur anatomy, he's turned to birds and crocodilians, their closest living relatives. » 4/05/14 11:01am 4/05/14 11:01am

These sculptures reveal the muscles, bones, and organs inside toys

The internal spaces of toys are made up of cotton, plastic, and air. But these amazing sculptures reveal an entire re-imagined internal anatomy for our favorite toys — ranging from Lego man, to My Little Pony, to Barbie — complete with bones, detailed musculature, and internal organs. » 1/14/14 12:49pm 1/14/14 12:49pm

No, science has not discovered a new body part

"Surgeons discover new ligament in human knee," reads one headline. "The Anterolateral ligament, scientists discover a new body part in the KNEE," reads another. The internet's been awash with headlines like these the last few days. They're all crap. The "previously unknown" ligament in question was discovered in 1879. » 11/07/13 6:39am 11/07/13 6:39am

Follow six medical students as they dissect a human cadaver

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's four-part series The Course of Their Lives is a fascinating and deeply affecting exploration of the dissection of human cadavers. The articles follow six students at the Medical College of Wisconsin through their gross anatomy course, as well as two people who have donated their bodies… » 10/20/13 8:30am 10/20/13 8:30am

8 Ways to Keep Body Snatchers from Stealing Your Corpse

If you died in the United Kingdom or North America during the 18th and 19th centuries, there was a risk that your corpse might be stolen from your grave and wind up beneath a medical student's scalpel. But if you had enough money—or very good friends—there were ways that you could try to avoid that fate. » 10/13/13 7:00am 10/13/13 7:00am

X-ray videos of people doing ordinary and extraordinary things

Video footage of X-ray images offer a perspective on bodily movement we simply can't find in static images. Whether we're talking, eating, or performing some truly bizarre anatomical stunts, these gifs and videos show off the mechanics of the human body. » 9/15/13 7:00am 9/15/13 7:00am