bones

Into the Ossuary: Consult the Bones - Part 2

You and your skeleton are cordially invited to join your Stuff to Blow Your Mind hosts on an excursion into the bone-choked depths of the HowStuffWorks ossuary. What curious skulls and skeletal specimens will they uncover? What curious science and cultural anomalies will factor into their discoveries? Grab a torch and join them in the depths in part 2 of 2.

Into the Ossuary: Consult the Bones - Part 1

You and your skeleton are cordially invited to join your Stuff to Blow Your Mind hosts on an excursion into the bone-choked depths of the HowStuffWorks ossuary. What curious skulls and skeletal specimens will they uncover? What curious science and cultural anomalies will factor into their discoveries? Grab a torch and join them in the depths in part 1 of 2.

Mystery of the Antler

Why do deer and moose boast antlers? How does this material grow faster than any living vertebrate bones on Earth? You'd think we'd know the answers to these questions, but antlers remain far more mysterious than we often realize. Join Robert and Julie as they discuss the science of antlers and how these weapons factor into ancient human history, global myth cycles and professional athlete urine samples.

Robots Bone Up On Human Anatomy

So just why did European researchers build a robot with bones and muscles? And why is Josh Clark picking a fight with the machines? In this post we'll watch Eccrrobot in action and answer these pressing questions.

Amphibian Self Defense #563: Bone Shiv Assault

A few weeks ago I went over the various self defense strategies we can adapt from the armored ground cricket (the short answer: Dress and act like you're a member of GWAR). Today, I thought we'd prepare ourselves to go all Wolverine on our adversaries by looking at couple of rather strange amphibians.

When you think of future bone replacement methods, you probably either imagine cultivated, lab-grown tissue or some manner of steel and plastic implants. You probably don't think of wood -- at least not inside you. Too many weird "George Washington had carved chompers" connotations to think about. Yet Discovery News is reporting a new procedure may make it possible to turn a block of wood into artificial bone. It's not simply a matter of whittling a femur out of red oak, though.