The Bones of Monsters: Mutants (Part 3)

This is the last in my series on the The Bones of Monsters! When you think “mutant” do you think about ninja turtles or perhaps the sewer creatures of New New York? The term mutant has often been associated with supernatural, extraordinary or deviant characteristics that change ones biology so much that they are either consider […]Read More

The Bones of Monsters: Witches (Part 2)

I was in middle school when “The Craft” came out. The movie went as follows: A high school girl transfers into a seedy Hollywood high school and meets 3 outcasts. They befriend her as they soon discover that she may contain some magic and would be the perfect addition to complete their ‘circle’ (coven?). Anyway, the […]Read More

Spark!: Meet the Watch That Wakes You Up!

We’ve all been there- overworked, over-partied, worn out, underrested. Or perhaps your body is just in need of some rest management due to illness, disease, etc. But things have to get done, right? So, we find ourselves pushing through what we are dealing with, and nodding off in class, at work, on a subway ride. I’ve […]Read More

Can We Talk About That Bone Floating Around In Your

There are about 206 (with some variation) bones in an adult human skeleton. As babies, we have about 270 soft bones, but as we grow and our bodies change, certain bones begin to go through a process called ossification- the bones harden up and fuse together. Most bones articulate, or come together, with some other […]Read More

The Bones of Monsters: Vampires (Part1)

A few days ago, an article began to circulate about a medieval burial that revealed evidence that the people of the time and area had laid a vampire to rest. This is exciting for all parties involved! Even if the archaeological aspect of the story doesn’t get you worked up, vampires have been a significant part of our […]Read More

'He's Not Sleep Walking; He Thinks He's Dead': Walking Corpse

A few weeks ago, I was power streaming the television series ‘Scrubs’, and in one episode they had a patient who was walking around the ficitional Sacred Heart hospital and saying whacky things. His diagnosis? “He thinks he’s dead. He has Cotard’s Syndrome”. My next question was, “Is that an actual thing?” And, so, research […]Read More

Happening Now! Remote Cyborg Camp @ MIT

MIT media lab is hosting a CyborgCamp as a way to explore the future relationships between humans and technology. The best part is that they will be Livestreaming the event from their site. Here’s a link: Livestream and Chat Let’s watch, participate and discuss!Read More

Bone and the Disease: The Rachitic Pelvis

Disease often leaves its mark deeply imprinted on the skeleton. Sometimes this can be very difficult to see and will require a highly trained or skilled eye. However, many times, bone remodeling can be clearly visible and provide a host of information that will give a history of the way a person lived and died. […]Read More