This bastard kills more humans than all the deadliest animals combined

This little bastard is the deadliest animal in the world, with an estimated 750,000 human deaths every year. According to this great visualization posted by Bill Gates, mosquitoes kill 163,780 more humans than all the other "dangerous" animals combined, including sharks, snakes, and humans—the second deadliest animal. » 4/28/14 7:06pm 4/28/14 7:06pm

Here are 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth as we know it

A super volcano that creates a toxic ash cloud covering Earth. Gamma ray explosions. Shifting of magnetic fields. The robots. The bees. And even ourselves. If you want to give yourself a little scare, watch this video on the 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth. The idea of mass extinctions is riveting stuff. » 3/24/14 11:12pm 3/24/14 11:12pm

A single pound of human body fat looks horrifyingly vile

Don't worry, what you're looking at isn't exactly real but actually a full replica of fatty tissue in a human body. Not that it makes it any better because that's pretty much how fat looks like inside your body. Which, well, oh my god gross. I don't want a single ounce of this slimy goopy jiggle on my body anymore. » 2/03/14 10:19pm 2/03/14 10:19pm

What if the rest of the alien universe was terrified of humans?

In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We're always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we're… » 1/09/14 5:33pm 1/09/14 5:33pm

This animation explains what aging is and how we can live longer

Growing up sucks. Getting older is no fun. Having your body deteriorate to a shell of itself is embarrassing. But wrinkles and brittle bones are a fact of life. But why! PHD Comics and integrative Biologist Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explain in this nifty animated comic on what aging is and how we can use that… » 12/04/13 12:55am 12/04/13 12:55am

What your favorite rock stars would look like if they were alive today

Rock stars don't age, at least our memories of them don't. Sure, some of them get the harsh lines of life imprinted onto their face and others pass away as a shell of themselves much too early but our memories of rock stars never change. They stay forever young through iconic pictures, through the emotions of their… » 11/18/13 6:29pm 11/18/13 6:29pm

Did we become the humans we are today because of snakes?

Did you know that there's a theory of human evolution that says humans and primates' brains and visual systems developed to detect and avoid snakes? "There is new evidence to back up this unusual theory, which explains both our agile minds and our uncanny ability to sense the presence of snakes", explains Joseph… » 10/29/13 5:34pm 10/29/13 5:34pm

US Supreme Court Says Your Genes Can't Be Patented By Corporations

Today is a good day for all humans in the United States: the US Supreme Court says that nobody can patent human genetic material. This means that no evil corporation would be able to block the development of some lifesaving gene therapy based on a patent claim. It also means scientific progress will be able to advance… » 6/13/13 1:03pm 6/13/13 1:03pm