Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

This is one of the weirdest medical cases we've read about in a long…

Picture this: a mountain of a man — over seven feet tall, by the looks of it — stands in the ambulance bay entrance of a hospital. Clutched in his hands are the feet of a small woman who is dangling, fully conscious, with her head pointed straight at the floor. She appears to be entirely okay with the situation. A… » 8/27/12 1:43pm 8/27/12 1:43pm

Turns out bears aren't actually interested in women's menstrual cycles

Worried that your period will attract unwanted attention from wild bears? Fear not! By referencing actual studies that look at actual bears' reactions to actual human menstrual blood, boingboing's Maggie-Koerth Baker has helped clear up some of the fact and fiction surrounding bears and lady business — and it's… » 8/24/12 3:40pm 8/24/12 3:40pm

Do these conjoined twins share consciousness?

Susan Dominus has penned a remarkable piece for the New York Times about Krista and Tatiana Hogan, the 4-year old conjoined twin girls from British Columbia who are attached at the head. Scans show that the two girls have brains that are interconnected by a never-seen-before "thalamic bridge," an indication that they… » 6/05/12 4:40pm 6/05/12 4:40pm

This 'phlegmy' worm feeds on the bones of the dead (whales)

Some creatures are just too weird to not share with the world. Case in point: Osedax mucofloris, which just became my newest all-time favorite sea creature. Why? Osedax mucofloris literally translates to "bone-eating snot-flower," which, let's face it, is probably just about the best scientific name ever. » 6/05/12 3:05pm 6/05/12 3:05pm

Parasites wage war against zombie-ant fungus

Back in March of last year scientists reported finding a "zombie fungus" that was affecting ant colonies in Brazil, the details of which sounded something straight out of a George A. Romero film. Nicknamed the "zombie-ant fungus", it invades an ant's brain and takes control, forcing the ant march to its death at a… » 5/03/12 10:37am 5/03/12 10:37am