Conjoined Gray Whales Discovered in Baja California Lagoon

In what may be the first discovery of its kind, scientists working in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre discovered the remains of recently deceased conjoined gray whale calves. » 1/07/14 6:40am 1/07/14 6:40am

The conjoined twins who were more famous than movie stars in the 1920s

At a strange time in history when freak shows, vaudeville, and the nascent movie industry intertwined, a celebrity phenomenon gripped the world. A pair of gorgeous, young conjoined twins called The Hilton Sisters became the hit of vaudville with their musical act. They hobnobbed with Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin,… » 2/25/13 3:31pm 2/25/13 3:31pm

Do these conjoined twins share consciousness?

Susan Dominus has penned a remarkable piece for the New York Times about Krista and Tatiana Hogan, the 4-year old conjoined twin girls from British Columbia who are attached at the head. Scans show that the two girls have brains that are interconnected by a never-seen-before "thalamic bridge," an indication that they… » 6/05/12 4:40pm 6/05/12 4:40pm

Pakistani baby born with six legs recovering well, following removal of…

Doctors at Pakistan's National Institue of Child Health say that a six-legged infant born earlier this month is alive and recovering well, after surgeons removed the baby's extra limbs in an eight-hour surgery last Thursday. » 4/25/12 2:20pm 4/25/12 2:20pm

Could a Conjoined Twin Get Away with Murder?

In a new essay Half Guilty, Nick Kam explores the legal ramifications of a thought experiment: if a conjoined twin commits murder, can the legal system punish them? Could the innocent twin be punished simply for their unusual medical condition? » 12/30/09 3:14pm 12/30/09 3:14pm