Today, the famed diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau would have been 100 years old. His centennial works as a powerful opener to discussions about the worsening oil spill -- his own son, Jean-Michel, wrote for National Geographic that Cousteau "would be heartbroken at what is taking place in our seas today, especially the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."

Mad Science: Human Flora and 'The Fly'

In David Cronenberg's 1986 film "The Fly," brilliant scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) accidently splices his genes with a housefly stowaway. But what about all the foreign DNA that would have existed in Brundle's internal microbes?