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Researchers Show How Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Blood and Exploded Skulls

Hundreds of people in the town of Herculaneum took cover from the eruption in boat-houses. Their bones tell a gruesome story.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.18
Blood

Scientist Is 'Furious' the Media Misrepresented Her Research to Promote Drinking Teen Blood

Don’t go full vampire just yet.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.18
Blood

Scientists Are Racing to Create Synthetic Blood in the Wake of Mass Tragedies

The Las Vegas shooting is the latest reminder that human blood isn't enough for massive, unexpected transfusions.
Ankita Rao
10.5.17
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Scientists Used Supercomputers to Learn How Pythons Regenerate Their Organs

Maybe we could do it one day, too.
Lisa Cumming
6.24.17
happy endings

Lab Chimps Left to Die on an Island Are Finally Getting Help

The New York Blood Center has partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to ensure the apes’ long-term care.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.30.17
Blood

The Blood of the Young Might Really Be an Anti-Aging Elixir, Researchers Say

“Young Blood for Old Brains” lecture summarizes efforts to use the blood of young people to cure neurological diseases in the elderly.
Becky Ferreira
11.14.16
News

What Science Says About Gay Men Donating Blood

The FDA still bans men who have had sex with other men in the last year from donating.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.13.16
Health

This Simulated Injury Spurts Blood for Science

Researchers are making virtual wounds to train future trauma surgeons.
Emiko Jozuka
12.1.15
Space

The Secret to Conquering Space Without it Killing Us First May Lie in Our Bones

A new Canadian study on the effects of microgravity is heading to the International Space Station this week.
Jordan Pearson
11.30.15
News

Why More Blood Is Still Better When It Comes to Medical Tests

Getting enough data has historically been difficult when performing tests on small samples of blood.
Takara Small
11.18.15
Health

Doctors Could Use Snot Instead of Blood for Diagnostics—Why Don’t They?

Nasal mucus carries many substances that are also used in blood and urine tests, sometimes in greater concentrations.
Alejandro Tauber
11.13.15
Motherboard

This Math Shows How Long It'd Take Vampires to Run Out of Human Blood to Drink

A surprisingly large number of academic studies—as in, more than one—have applied mathematical modeling to the concept of human-vampire co-existence.
Ella Morton
10.27.15
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