The appendix might actually be the body's bacteria storehouse

The appendix is probably the most famous of humanity's vestigial organs, but it might not actually deserve the "vestigial" part of that title. The appendix may actually save vital bacteria for the body's later use. » 1/02/12 1:53pm 1/02/12 1:53pm

Weird experiment recreates the sounds our distant ancestors made 3…

Humanity language is the result of some dramatic evolutionary changes over the last few million years, which have reshaped our old primate vocal organs into the more sophisticated organs we use today. So what did all this change sound like? » 11/23/11 10:40am 11/23/11 10:40am

Migrating birds burn up muscles and organs on their long journey

Migrating thousands of miles every year requires insane amounts of energy. But that's still nothing compared to the amount of water birds need to remain hydrated... and the drastic steps birds take to find all that water. » 9/12/11 9:20am 9/12/11 9:20am

"Repo! The Genetic Opera" is an Epic of After-Market Body Parts

Darren Lynn Bousman's Repo! The Genetic Opera is one of the two organ repossession movies coming out this year, and now it's gone viral with a creepy-looking donation poster (jump below see it) urging you to give until it hurts. This "Warnerian-Rocky Horror-meets-Bladerunner musical" takes place in a future where… » 1/21/08 8:30am 1/21/08 8:30am