Excuse Me, Sir, But You Have A Rather Large Knife In Your Skull

YOWCH! A Brazilian taxi driver survived being stabbed in the head ... and roamed around with the knife wedged into his melon for over three hours. As you can see from the X-rays, we're not talking about a little poke from a Swiss Army knife. That's practically Excalibur up in there! » 1/05/15 11:00am 1/05/15 11:00am

And Now, A Lyre Made From A Human Skull

Currently in storage, but not on view, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: This terrifically ghastly 19th century musical instrument (technical classification: "Chordophone-Lyre-plucked") made from a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut, and hair. » 6/28/14 1:00pm 6/28/14 1:00pm

World's Oldest Anatomical Model Skull May Be Leonardo Da Vinci's Work

This centuries old, one-third scale anatomical model of a human skull was sculpted by hand and contains remarkable detail. And research suggests that it maybe be a previously undiscovered work made by none other than Leonardo Da Vinci. » 6/13/14 10:52am 6/13/14 10:52am

Infections Fight To The Death Inside This 3D-Printed Chimpanzee Skull

A research team at the University of Texas, led by chemists Jodi Connell, Marvin Whiteley, and Jason Shear, has 3D-printed this microscopic chimpanzee skull, which later served as an unsettling proof-of-concept for printing "microscopic houses" to trap bacteria, forming "tiny zoos for the study of infections." » 10/07/13 7:58pm 10/07/13 7:58pm

Four methods of trepanation demonstrated on a single human skull

If you're going to get a hole drilled into your skull, you don't want to use just any tool. (Though most of us would avoid the skull-drilling in the first place.) One researcher used four different instruments on a single skull to compare Neolithic trepanation methods. » 9/28/13 10:00am 9/28/13 10:00am

Massive 15-million-year-old skull found on the Potomac River

A gigantic skull has been recovered from cliffs on the edge of the river Potomac. At six-feet long and 1,000 pounds, paleontologists believe the skull once belonged to a long-extinct species of baleen whale that would have measured over 25 feet long when alive. » 8/06/13 7:20am 8/06/13 7:20am

Lovely medical illustration of the human skull painted directly on a…

Professional airbrush and bodypaint artist Lisa Berczel painted this bit of medical makeup for the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show in Los Angeles. Aside from some medical grade paper tape near the eye and brow blocking, this is all paint. » 2/24/13 2:00pm 2/24/13 2:00pm

Eerie photographs taken with a camera made from a human skull

These sepia-hued photographs look like something out of a dream, but the camera that took them is somewhat nightmarish. Instead of a camera made out of metal and plastic, these photos were taken with a camera made from a human skull. » 5/19/12 4:00pm 5/19/12 4:00pm

2,000 year old skulls reveal the ancient medical practice of trepanning

The Garamantian civilization of ancient North Africa survived and thrived in the Sahara Desert from 1,100 BCE to 600 CE. Three newly discovered skull reveal that the Garamantians practiced medicine. Unfortunately, it involved making tiny holes in people's skulls. » 8/17/11 11:22am 8/17/11 11:22am

Why do people in higher latitudes have bigger brains?

Though pundits have argued that the "bell curve" of human intelligence favors big-skulled northerners, a new study shows definitively that large heads have nothing to do with intelligence. » 7/27/11 10:39am 7/27/11 10:39am

Man's Skull Grows Back After 50 Years

Fifty years ago, Gordon Moore lost part of his skull in a car accident. This week, his doctors were surprised when they removed his metal plate to find his skull completely intact, a rare example of adult bone regeneration. [BBC] » 10/07/09 9:30am 10/07/09 9:30am