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  • September 8, 2014
    According to DNA samples obtained from a blood-soaked shawl by one of the victims, some forensic scientists allege they've identified the 1888 serial killer Jack the Ripper. The culprit? A Polish immigrant named Aaron Kosminski (who has always been one of the six major suspec... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2014
    After extensive DNA testing of hair samples attributed to Bigfoot and Yetis, scientists have successfully identified the animals they actually came from. Of course (and despite my misleading title), just because the hair samples attributed to Bigfoot aren't from an unknown spe... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2014
    In news that will undoubtedly be looked back upon as a terrible idea, scientists have successfully created the first living organism using DNA that doesn't resemble the DNA of any living creature on earth. Wait -- so they made an alien?! I'll be in my underground bunker if yo... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2014
    King crabs: they're delicious. And this lavender one was recently spotted in a shipment to Japan from Russia. Why is it lavender? Is it even lavender? Personally, I think it's more of a cornflower blue, but that's just me and I'm willing to argue about anything. How many l... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    This is a series of portraits by photographer Francois Brunelle entitled 'I'm Not A Lookalike'. They all feature two unrelated strangers who look like twins. Some of them are less convincing than others, but none are less convincing than the actual twins I went to high school... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    After studying two separate DNA hair samples found at opposite ends of the Himalayas, University of Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes has claimed that Yetis might actually exist, and be the hybrid decedent of an ancient species of polar bear. I mean, I'm pretty skeptical, but you'... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    This is the $1,050 DNA Bookcase made by Milano Furniture. It's six feet of spiraling shelves shaped like a double helix so you can arrange your books to look like little genome sequences. No lie, I have a friend who used to be a personal assistant for this rich lady and one d... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a hair under a microscope, scientists have managed to capture an image of DNA's double helix structure for the first time, officially ending the era of me being able to claim DNA is actually shaped like little rainbows. Truly a sad day. The... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2012
    In soul crushing news, scientists claim there's no chance of cloning dinosaurs from DNA found in the present day because DNA rapidly deteriorates over time, citing that even under optimal conditions every single bond in DNA is broken in less than 1/10th of the time since the mo... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    McDonald's restaurants (if you can even call them that) in Australia, having suffered from a recent spat of robberies (who the f*** robs a McDonald's? Taco Bell or GTFO), have teamed up with security firm SelectaDNA to install sprayers above its doors that will douse robbers w... / Continue →