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Scottish Exhibit Unveils Odd Memento Of 19th Century Serial-Killer Duo

A special University of Edinburgh exhibit offers a chance to view one of the library’s most bizarre and fascinating artifacts: a letter, stashed in a Victorian-era scrapbook, written in the blood of William Burke — half of the murdering-for-profit duo commonly referred to as Burke and Hare. » 5/07/15 8:00pm 5/07/15 8:00pm

Scottish independence movement leader inspired by Ghosts of Mars

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, who is also chief of the separatist Scottish National Party (SNP), has confessed to being a huge Marvel comics fan and a slightly ironic admirer of so-bad-it's-awesome movie Ghosts of Mars. At a Scottish Film Fest event hosted by comic book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass), the… » 2/20/13 11:30am 2/20/13 11:30am

Scotland's two mummified bog bodies are the Frankenstein remains of six…

Britain's only prehistoric mummies resided in Cladh Hallan, only Scotland's South Uist island. They belong to a class of mummie known as "bog bodies," corpses naturally preserved in sphagnum bogs. A new discovery reveals that these mummies — one male and one female — aren't unusual just because they're British; … » 7/07/12 1:00pm 7/07/12 1:00pm