Biology

From Nose to Tail: Into the Intestines

From Nose to Tail: Into the Intestines: In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie continue to follow the journey of a haggis through the digestive system of man. Listen in as the small intestines absorb all sorts of vital nutrients from your liquefied food.

Nude Space Walk

Nude Space Walk: In order to travel in space, humans have to bring a fragment of their native environment with them in the form of a compressed capsule or EV suit. But what would happen if you took off your helmet or simply launched yourself out the airlock in the buff? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie look for the answers.

Acid-Drenched, Corpse-Eating Bone Worms Exist

Well how else would a bone-eating worm eat a whale? Read this science news post to learn more.

Emotions in Outer Space

Emotions in Outer Space: Space madness. Freezing tears. Delirious astronauts tranquilized, duct taped to the wall and forced to listen to Phillip Glass. Yes, in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie examine the mental strains of life and space and how to address them.

Monster of the Week: Jaws of the Xenomorph

What's the real-world science behind the xenomorph's double mouth? Find out in this Monster of the Week post from Robert Lamb.

Eaten Alive!

Ah, to be swallowed whole and hugged within the stomach of a colossal beast. To some this idea is bliss; to most it's the stuff of nightmares. But can any creature on Earth truly swallow a human whole and alive? How likely is it? Join Robert and Julie on this Stuff to Blow Your Mind adventure deep inside the belly of a colossal whale.

From Nose to Tail: Can You Stomach It?

Can You Stomach It?: Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? What sorts of chemical wonders go on inside the human gut and what strange language is it speaking after a heavy dinner? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie discuss some stomach science.

Converting Skin Cells into Brain Cells

Jule talks skin cells that become brain cells. Read the post to learn more.

Slay Your Paper Tigers

Slay Your Paper Tigers: Sure, we all know a pile of paperwork or a job interview is nothing like a bloody battle to the death with a saber toothed tiger - but do our bodies know that? Is our brain still wired for fight or flight regardless of the modern stakes? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie discuss how and why our brains interpret minor annoyances as ancestral enemies.

Blow Your Mind: Regurgitation Celebration (+ Vomit as Art)

While adult humans generally avoid puking as much as possible, a good upchuck is just another biological function for other creatures. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I present a vomitory smorgasbord of cud-chewing monkeys, acid-puking spiders, corpse-hurling vultures and even human mothers who chew food for their babies.