Doctors Removed a Tooth Growing Into a Man's Nose

No, this isn't a case of a kid sticking a tooth into his nose and getting it stuck. This is a tooth that grew up into a guy's nose. Basically, he was close to being a human Narwhal. You're welcome for the nightmares. » 8/11/14 1:30am 8/11/14 1:30am

Biologist discovers new tick species inside his own nose

Usually, finding a tick up your nose wouldn't be a cause for celebration, but Tony Goldberg discovered a new species of arachnid inside his nasal passage—and found himself a new area of study. » 10/12/13 3:00pm 10/12/13 3:00pm

The Real Reason You Hate the Smell of Sulfur

If you've ever visited Old Faithful and the other geysers at Yellowstone National Park, you've likely come away with two reactions. First, it's one of the most captivating sights in all of nature. Second, the place stinks like rotting eggs. » 2/06/12 5:00pm 2/06/12 5:00pm

Dogs are better than DNA tests at telling identical twins apart

Identical twins don't share exactly the same genetics, but the difference is so small that many DNA tests have trouble distinguishing one twin from another. It turns out the world's most sophisticated genetic tests have nothing on Czech police dogs. » 6/20/11 11:48am 6/20/11 11:48am

Gigantic Neanderthal noses are an evolutionary mystery

Neanderthals may have been our closest evolutionary ancestors, but they had at least one feature that alway set them apart from early humans: their incredibly large noses. But just why Neanderthals had such huge noses is an enduring evolutionary mystery. » 1/17/11 4:00pm 1/17/11 4:00pm