It’s Made From People! The Various Ways We Make Products out of Humans

Cannibalism isn’t what it used to be – some people believe free range humans should be on the menu! Companies explore human food and services opportunities.

Oath of Silence Protects Amazing 500-Year-Old Diving Bell Used to Visit Sunken Roman Vessels

A vow of silence has protected the mystery behind an ingenious invention for nearly 500 years. The secrets behind an amazing diving bell, a technical marvel which allowed men to stay underwater for hours at a time, might predate others by 200 years.

First Ever Evidence for Ancient Bone Surgery found in Peru – Holes Drilled in Legs

Sometimes worse than the illness, the ancient procedure of drilling holes into skull was an attempt to relieve physical ailments and mental illness believed to be caused by evil spirits. Now researchers have found evidence in Peru that drilling surgery wasn’t limited to skulls, and was used to treat other body parts as well.

Speakers at Science Congress say ancient India mastered advanced space flight thousands of years ago

A radical paper presented at a prestigious science conference in India has caused recent controversy. The paper claims human aviation and advanced space flight was achieved and mastered by the ancient Indians, thousands of years before the Wright brothers in 1903. Vedic texts – Hindu religious scripts – are said to describe the advanced technology that has now been lost.

Ancient ritual artifact found in Chinese Cemetery reveals glue made 3,500 years ago

A remarkable cemetery in China is renowned for its rich trove of mummies and artifacts, and it has now given up another secret of the ages; the oldest glue ever found in China. Dating back 3,500 years, the adhesive tells researchers a new story of ancient manufacturing.

Did ancient gold mining methods create REAL Golden Fleece and inspire legend of Jason and the Argonauts?

Most people believe that the story of Jason and the Argonauts is a work of fiction born out of the imagination of the ancient people. However, modern research suggests very real ancient gold mining techniques may have been behind the tale.

Extraordinary: Woman’s Missing Brain Surprises Doctors

When a 24 year old Chinese woman approached doctors complaining of nausea and dizziness, none of them could have expected what an extraordinary case they were dealing with. A brain scan revealed something shocking– part of the woman’s brain was missing. The young woman had lived normally for two decades, but had experienced dizziness andContinue reading “Extraordinary: Woman’s Missing Brain Surprises Doctors”

Cloning: The Science of Resurrection

What do woolly mammoths, pandas, and John Lennon have in common? Someone out there wants them cloned. And depending on how quickly science and biotechnology develops, that might come about sooner rather than later. Cloning is the process of creating an exact genetic replica of an organism. We have cloned animals in the past, butContinue reading “Cloning: The Science of Resurrection”

Forget Killer Robots, It’s the Rise of the Cyborgs

There’s an old curse which says ‘may you live in interesting times’.  Cursed we are then, for living in very interesting times, especially in the innovative fields of robotics, neuroscience, and biomedical technologies. As we hurtle toward the potential disaster of a robot apocalypse, we should examine the upside of the ongoing cyborg revolution. It’sContinue reading “Forget Killer Robots, It’s the Rise of the Cyborgs”