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Scientists Just Made a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy ‘Speak’

Have you ever wondered what an ancient Egyptian mummy would sound like if it could talk? A wild new scientific experiment has finally answered this burning question, but the result is perhaps less impressive (and certainly less ominous) than you might think. Read More >>

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How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light

Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum that expands in all directions at the speed of light. Read More >>

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Controversial ‘Head Transplant’ Doctor Claims Success in Animal Experiments

An Italian neuroscientist who wants to perform the world’s first human head transplant next year is claiming to have conducted radical spinal cord experiments on mice, rats, and a dog. Experts say the results are vague and incomplete, and that talk of human head transplants are grossly premature. Read More >>

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How Infant Corpses Became Prized Medical Specimens

It’s a well-known fact that the cadavers of adult men were utilised in medical research and for educational purposes in the 18th and 19th centuries. However, a new anthropological study from the University of Cambridge offers fascinating details about another common, but poorly documented, area of human medical history. Read More >>

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And the Ig Nobel Prize Goes To: Crusher Tank Parking Enforcer, Wasabi Alarm and Structured Procrastination

The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night! It's that fun time of year when we get to enjoy scientists' geektastic senses of humor. Read More >>