mad science

Ultimate Objectification of the Headless Girl

Robert Lamb ponders some seriously creepy sideshow shenanigans.

How About an 'In Defense of Science' Pledge?

In the last few weeks, we've seen a number of GOP presidential hopefuls sign all manner of pledges regarding tax increases, the federal budget, marriage, sexuality, religion and reproductive rights. All this in the midst of a final space shuttle mission and the James Webb Telescope's likely death at the hands of Congress. So what about an "In Defense of Science Pledge" for U.S. elected officials? I think it might go something like this:

SFSL Roundup: Halloween Shenanigans

It's been a little more like Stuff From the Mad Science Lab in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Shovels in hand, Allison and I have trudged off into the moonlit cemeteries to unearth a number of grotesque, chilling and occasionally peer-reviewed horrors from YOUR science and culture. Then we dragged it all into the podcasting lab, flipped the switch and created three awesome Halloween episodes: Science vs. Monsters! This one's a real slobber knocker, folks, because we pit actual science against fictional monsters in an all-out battle royale. We'll discuss who would win in a fight between bigfoot and the wolfman -- and tell you why Charles Darwin already decided the match. Plus much more!

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?