Go Eat Yourself: Steak Grown from Human Cells Borders on Cannibalism

Meat has become a bit of a controversial food in the past couple of decades, at least in some circles. Packed as it is with protein, there are some actual concerns surrounding our hunger for flesh. Without even mentioning any ethical and animal welfare issues, meat production presents some serious issues. Producing the amounts of …

Cold, So Cold… Universal Drop in Human Body Temperature Stumps Scientists

We rely on somethings in life to remain constant so we can know the world is right. Grass grows, birds fly, the sun shines, and the normal human body temperature is about 98.6°F. For you Europeans, that’s 37°C, precise. This measurement – first measured by German physician Carl Wunderlich some 200 years ago – is …

81-Year-Old Man Beats Three Burglars Out of His House with Vintage Walking Stick

It’s a common scene in Saturday morning cartoons and comedies. An elderly person, be it a grandma or grandpa, grabs a walking stick and chases someone around while beating them around the head. Usually such an instance of violence is used to elicit laughs from the audience. But there was nothing funny about it when …

Do the Evolution: Scientists Grow Bigger Monkey Brain Using Human Genes

Do biologists like listening to Pearl Jam? We’re just asking, because a German-Japanese group of researchers seems to have taken a page out of the grunge band’s playbook. Seemingly referencing one of Pearl Jam’s most famous songs, the scientists have successfully done the evolution, baby! Using a specific gene from the human brain, they managed …