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Mini-Gallery: Zoo Atlanta’s Slimy Scaly Spectacular

A handful of photos from Zoo Atlanta’s brand new Slimy Scaly Spectacular reptile and amphibian house…Read more ›

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Artatomical: The Demons of Tooth Decay

We’ve already looked at 19th century Persian vision of the dragon of tooth aches, so I simply had to share this woodcut of demons causing tooth decay. The date is unknown, but Corbis Images alleges that the photo itself —

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Art Spotlight: Ryckaert’s Demons

If you’ve noticed reduced blog content around her lately, that’s because I’ve decided to refocus some of that time and energy towards writing articles for HowStuffWorks.com. For instance, I just finished up “What’s the largest snake that has ever existed?”

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Artatomical: Wiertz’s Premature Burial

Here’s a wonderful artatomical work for your Tuesday: ‘L’Inhumation Precipitee‘ or ‘The Premature Burial’ by Belgian artist Antoine Wiertz (1806 – 1865). Despite its Gothic, perhaps even Poe-inspired horror, the 1854 piece is actually rooted in the natural world rather

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Art Spotlight: The Soul of Judas

I chose a rather beautiful, uplifting image to accompany today’s podcast episode “How much does a soul weigh?” But of course the notion of an immortal soul isn’t always puffy clouds and sunsets. Just consider this 15th-century fresco by Giovanni

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Does thinking about God result in risk-taking?

Above we see unfinished sculptures of the Hindu god Ganesha, patron of arts and sciences — as well as the revered “remover of obstacles.” So if you’re even a partial-believer, you want Big G on your side — but how

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Art Spotlight: Beating the Ghost

Seeing as we just re-published our pineal gland episode, I thought it fitting to share this image from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Da Gui, or “Beating the Ghost.” It’s more or less a ritual cleansing of evil spirits, carried out

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Study Reveals the Physics of Latte and Beer Foam

You’ve been alive on this planet to know a thing or two about sloshed beverages: Sloshed sodas are sticky, sloshed beers are disgusting and sloshed coffee can give you hellacious third-degree burns. Sloshing sucks. It’s the enemy of responsible beverage

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Why does marijuana give users the munchies?

Whether you’re a wake-in-bake aficionado or merely enjoy a good stoner comedy, you’ve probably come across the undeniable link between cannabis consumption and increased appetite for snacks. But do you know why it occurs? THC and the Brain Human civilization

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Artatomical: Defeating Death with Hunt’s Remedy

As explored in “40 Faces of Death: A Grim Reaper Gallery,” humans are all about personifying mortality. We give it a form. We make it into an outside thing that happens to our bodies rather than something our bodies simply

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