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  • October 22, 2014
    In news that implies the artist responsible for his gold burial mask must have really taken some serious liberties, this a computer model created using 2,000 computer scans and genetic analysis of King Tutankhamun's mummy showing what the child king might have actually looked l... / Continue →
  • September 29, 2014
    Meet Baby Ben, a calf born at the Vale Wood Farm in Pennsylvania with a giant number 7 on its head and named after Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who shares the number 7. When reached for comment about the coincidence, the cow appeared to have no idea what ... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2014
    Because sometimes you want ALL dark meat, this are several shots of a rare Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. The birds are all black, every bit of them, except their blood. It kind of reminds me of Shadowmere from Skyrim. Man, I loved that horse. I might fire up the game to... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2014
    These are several shots of Migaloo (one of only two known albino humpback whales), during his migration up Australia's eastern coast. Scientists are concerned that a red rash near his dorsal fin (closeup after the jump, apparently all the yellow are natural algae blooms) may b... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    This is a video of Duncan the boxer running on the beach. Duncan was born with severely deformed back legs, so his adoptive family had them amputated. And now he has learned to run with just his front two legs. Cool, but I'd still want some back wheels if I was him. "Vroom ... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2013
    Meet Lola, a 4-pound, 10-year old lobster caught off the coast of Massachusetts with a regular claw on one side, and five freaky little nonfunctional claws on the other. MUTANT! *calling Professor X* Seriously bro, you have to let us kill and eat this one. "This claw deform... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2013
    In potentially exciting cloning news, scientists have successfully drawn liquid wooly mammoth blood from a carcass found in Siberia. Fingers crossed by this time next year they're inexpensive enough to hire for a kid's birthday party. About 15,000 years ago, an old female woo... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2013
    Gastric-brooding frogs went extinct in Australia in the mid 1980's, probably thanks to humanity (shocking, I know). They're called gastric-brooding frogs because the mothers would swallow their fertilized eggs, then incubate them in their stomachs through the hatching and tadp... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2013
    In "let's stop and think this through for a minute" news, a Harvard professor is looking for an "adventurous" female to give birth to a neanderthal baby using artificial DNA. If successful, the neanderthal child will grow up to be the most made fun of kid in the history of mad... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2012
    Scientists are investigating a well preserved woolly mammoth carcass discovered in Siberia with the hopes of finding living cells inside and cloning one of the beasts. It's a far cry from a dinosaur, but I'd still ride one into battle against the giants. Russia's North-Easter... / Continue →