This week, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” as Sleepy Hollow crossed over with Bones! It’s as odd as it sounds, and ran into some forensic snoozology, but it had Halloween charm and the most satisfying wrap of the season so far.
Yes, Ash vs. Evil Dead and Supergirl are making their debuts at last. Plus Bones and Sleepy Hollow are crossing over! Lexi Alexander directs Arrow! George R.R. Martin becomes a zombie! People are getting buried alive! And this week’s television includes tons and tons of Halloween excitement!
There’s a new branch on the human family tree. Anthropologists say they’ve found a new human ancestor, who lived 3.5 million years ago, right beside Australopithecus afarensis on the plains of what is now Ethiopia.
Fair warning: Potentially unsettling images after the jump. Then again, you're reading a post about necrophilia; what did you expect? No judgement. Just saying.
Who remembers that disgusting bone pistol from David Cronenberg's eXistenZ ? If you're in the market for something similar, New Zealand artist Bruce Mahalski and jeweler Vaune Mason are offering a duo of bone pistols for the starting price of $1,500 New Zealand Dollars (a smidge over $1,200 American dollars):
Oh, Etsy, you wonderfully weird online bazaar. One can find almost anything beneath your digital marquee — from made-to-order Jayne Cobb beanies to dog toys in the shape of a penis, to bar soap carved in the likeness of a baby's face — but there's one thing you won't find for sale at Etsy: human bones.
You may not normally think much about your spine, rib cage, and pelvic bones when you sit in an ordinary chair, but Sam Edkins' "Anatomically Correct" seats are more than ordinary. These chairs combine Victorian furniture design with human skeletons and circulation, creating a whimsical object.
Let's face it, humans aren't too good at the whole "regenerating limbs" thing. In fact, the only way we can regrow bones is if we only lose the tip of one of our fingers or toes. But what makes that loss different to any other part of the body?
Check out tons of teasers and behind-the-scenes footage from A&E's new miniseries based on Stephen King's book Bag of Bones. Starring Pierce Brosnan, this series looks like your classic ghost-in-the-water tale — but with King you know there's always a twist!
Scientists developed an experiment that reveals whether our long-dead evolutionary cousins Neanderthals are right or left handed - just from dental records. They did it by relying on evidence from stone tools, and humankind's innate klutziness.
For gentlemen only: Your fertility may be dictated by your skeleton. New research in mice has shown that there's a very strong link between the bone hormone osteocalcin, and the production of testosterone. Male mice with low levels of osteocalcin had small and infrequent litters compared to those with higher amounts…
In space, nobody can hear you freestyle. But that hasn't stopped some of hip-hop's greatest legends from appearing in some classic science fiction and fantasy movies. From battling killer sharks to fighting off ghosts on Mars, some of our favorite rappers have also become some of our favorite SF heroes.
As space programs turn their attention toward long-term human spaceflight, it's more important than ever to address the physical toll of life in space. These suits could help astronauts retain bone density and look snazzy at the same time.
Often, it seems the highest praise you can give a story is to say it avoids a common trope. And thanks to the Internet, everyone, including creators, is hyper-aware of this. But do we cherish trope-avoidance, instead of fresh storytelling?
Deciding trailers were simply not enough, Fox infused last night's episode of Bones with a hulking Avatar promotion. It showed fans of the forensic procedural not only that Avatar has amazing effects; liking the movie could also get you laid.
Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are currently studying a group of yet-unnamed boneworms of the genus Osedax. The worms' larvae infest the carcasses of dead animals found on the ocean floor and gradually chow down on the bones. [PhysOrg]
Looking for a setting for your next haunted horror movie? Many of the ornate and elaborate ossuaries around the world serve as grim reminders of mortality, and evoke an eerie sense that their skeletal walls could suddenly spring to life.
Get prepared to set your long-range TiVos. Now that the networks have all announced their new line-ups, we've got the rundown of where all your favorite (and soon-to-be-favorite) shows will be next season.