toosweet-featured Too Sweet: Where Hinduism Meets Pro-Wrestling

Yoga and professional wrestling have an interesting relationship. A growing number of performers turn to yoga to help maintain their physical well-being — most of them gravitating towards the secularized DDP Yoga created by former grappler Diamond Dallas Page.  But

cthulhu_dreams_featured Meet The Real-Life Cthulhu

“A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.” – H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu” You know Cthulhu. Maybe you’ve

angelandchrist-feature Is God a highly-evolved extraterrestrial being?

Before I begin, let me preface by saying this post isn’t about ancient astronauts. It’s about the God of the Gap, the theological perspective that the supernatural merely occupies the gaps in our scientific understanding of the universe. It’s generally

satanicgecko2-feature Behold the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko

Our recent episode “Autotomy: Nature’s Dismemberment Plan” dives into the tail-dropping world of lizards, geckos and skinks, so I thought we’d better pause and appreciate the wonder of the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko. The diminutive Uroplatus schneideri makes its home

Bioluminescence-2-feature Astounding 1983 Bioluminescence Research Photos

As a science blogger I’m always scanning through photosets of scientists at work in the lab. You know the sort of photo: white coats, Petri dishes, microscopes… It’s rarely captivating stuff. So when I ran across these amazing images by

eye-feature The Keys to Narnia

If we learned anything from the tales of our childhood, it’s that only the young see the world as it really is. After all, who spoke with Puff the Magic Dragon and plunged through the portal to Narnia? Who ventures

cut-feature Futuristic Surgical Blade Can Taste Cancer

They say a man’s only as good as his tools, but what would “they” say about the cancer-detecting iKnife? The smart surgical instrument is the work of Dr Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London. It’s essentially an electrosurgical knife attached

danterain Red Snow is Falling Down (seriously)

So I’m currently reading an excellent article by Professor Randy Cerveny on the meteorology of Dante’s Inferno and he mentions something I’d never heard of: red snow. Cerveny comments on the precipitation Dante describes in Hell’s Plain of Burning sands,

Blow Your Mind: Big Science of 2012 (with videos)

As you leave 2012 in the dust, join Julie and I as we take one last look in the rear-view mirror at some of the truly mind blowing science that went down in the past year. Plus here are a

Blow The Mind: The Science of Gremlins and Mogwai

Mogwai and Gremlins might SEEM the most unrealistic little monsters ever to crawl out of the 1980s, but nothing could be further from the truth. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie dissect Gremlin/mogwai biology

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