U.S. Army Develops Technology to Create Telepathic Soldiers

If you like watching military action movies, you’ve seen the U.S. military carry out some weird research projects. But in reality… Actually, you will still see the U.S. military carry out some weird research projects. From robotic mules to trying to weaponized hallucinogenic drugs, the U.S. Army has tried a lot of things that sometimes …

Thank You, Turkey: Ancient Feather Blanket Sheds Light on American History

Happy Turkey Day, everybody! Or Thanksgiving, whichever you want to call it. It’s a day for getting together with family (with appropriate pandemic precautions, mind you), eating and drinking well, and all around having a good time. Well, except for the 46 million turkeys that are eaten on this day every year. But not every …

Banded Mongoose Females Send Their Pack to War… And Then Have Sex with the Enemy

We usually associate animal behavior with cuteness. Whether they’re running, jumping, bouncing, nibbling, or anything else, it’s usually adorable, right? But if you’re read Oddee at all – or paid any attention to nature for that matter – you’ll know that just as often animals aren’t quite as innocent as we make them out to …

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 …

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 …

Infant Slavery: New Study Reveals Disturbing Habit of Naked Mole Rats

The phrase “animal cruelty” refers to abusive human behavior directed at animals. But do we have a word for when animals themselves commit atrocities against each other? Supposedly, the word we’re looking for is “nature”. And believe us, nature can be the most brutal thing of all. For a good example, check out our recent …

Fossilized Butthole Answers Long-standing Questions about Dinosaur Sex Life

If you haven’t caught our last week’s article about the world’s first robot to operate inside a living butthole, you should go check it out. Then you can return here for some more butthole-related news! Well, we suppose technically it’s not about buttholes. That particular piece of anatomy is really more of a mammalian thing, …

The Ultimate Challenge: World’s First Microrobot to Operate Inside Living Butthole

Have you ever heard of a band called Butthole Surfers? They’re an offbeat alternative rock group, perhaps best known for their 1996 song Pepper, in addition to their… Shall we say, imaginative name. But why are we bringing up inappropriately named 30-year-old rock bands, you might be wondering. The answer is – for science! It …