Podcast: Mythical Monsters and Their Real-Life Inspirations

  Throughout history, stories have been told about fantastical creatures that spark the imagination. From Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster, from mermaids to the Kraken, tales of supposed firsthand accounts have been passed down through generations. Although there is no evidence backing the existence of these creatures, either in present day or at […]

Zombie Diet: 10 Real-Life Examples of Humans Eating Humans

In any zombie horror story, the undead human corpses roam the world in their hunt for human flesh. Now, we know zombies aren’t real, but human cannibalism is far from fictional. Here are 10 real-life examples of human flesh-eaters that are just about as horrifying as zombies. 1. Our prehistoric ancestors Cannibalism goes way, way […]

In rodent experiments modeled to mimic real-life circumstances, scientists revealed brain mechanisms that could lead to targeted treatments. — ScienceDaily

Through intricate experiments designed to account for sex-specific differences, scientists at Scripps Research have collaborated to zero in on certain changes in the brain that may be responsible for driving alcohol abuse among people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. In studies with rodents, researchers found that males and females exhibit their own distinct symptoms […]