​2500 Year-Old Tattooed Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer, Used Marijuana

In 1993, Russian scientist Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death, and scientists have stated… » 10/18/14 6:20pm Saturday 6:20pm

Scenes From The World's Northernmost Big City—A Polluted Hell On Earth

Located in Siberia, Norilsk is the world's northernmost city with a population of more than 100,000, and it's not just one of the coldest cities of the world—it's also one of the filthiest. Nickel ore smelting has transformed the landscape into one of the ten most polluted places on Earth. » 6/24/14 3:00pm 6/24/14 3:00pm

The Mysterious "Accidental Mummies" of Medieval Siberia

Russian archaeologists are once again digging at Zeleniy Yar, a remote excavation site near the Arctic circle. This same site produced nearly a dozen extraordinary mummies a few years ago — including unintentionally preserved corpses wearing copper masks. The researchers are now hoping to learn more about this… » 4/14/14 9:40am 4/14/14 9:40am

Will Smallpox Reemerge in Siberia as Corpses Thaw from Climate Change?

In an article primarily about the potential folly of holding onto stockpiles of smallpox virus for research purposes—a now-eradicated plague that humans no longer have natural immunity to and that would very likely cause a worldwide catastrophe should it escape from the lab—the BBC includes one awesomely horrible… » 2/03/14 4:07pm 2/03/14 4:07pm

This Week's TV: The Most Entertaining Pilot of the Fall Season!

That's right — there are some really exciting pilots airing later this fall, but the absolute most knock-down, drag-out entertaining opening episode airs this very week. Plus there are three season premieres, and a few season finales as well. Check out our complete guide to the week's television, below! » 9/16/13 9:00am 9/16/13 9:00am

The Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel/Shazam Clusterf*ck Explained

As a fake mailman living in the future, sometimes it’s funny to me what you people in 2013 freak out about. Ben Affleck as Batman? He actually ends up being okay. Not great, but definitely better than Kilmer or Clooney. But man, you guys are going to completely lose your shit in 20 years when Kim and Kanye’s kid North… » 9/04/13 8:15am 9/04/13 8:15am

This Week's TV: Beautiful People Get Trapped at a Meteor Crash Site!

This week, a brand new show introduces us to a group of young fortune-hunters, who strip half naked and blunder around the world's biggest meteor impact site. Plus baby mammoths, Clarke's Law put to the test, and sex possibly going extinct! Check out tons of clips and details for this week's television. » 7/01/13 8:00am 7/01/13 8:00am

This Siberian bear-hunting suit from the 1800s turns you into a human…

We've seen some deranged vintage body armor before, but nothing as gutsy as this costume, which transformed the wearer into a 19th-century Pinhead. A commenter on the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation message boards had this to say about such a suit in 1998 (we're assuming this description refers… » 7/18/12 10:50am 7/18/12 10:50am

One of the Most Well-Preserved Woolly Mammoths We've Ever Found

Rarely do researchers encounter a woolly mammoth that is as perfectly preserved as the one you see here; recently discovered entombed in the arctic steppes of Siberia, the juvenile mammoth (which has been named "Yuka") has been so well protected throughout the millenia that its foot pads and hair are still intact.… » 4/04/12 4:20pm 4/04/12 4:20pm