Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire-turned-Trump delegate who successfully bankrupted Gawker Media, has long been obsessed with anti-aging technologies. He believes people have been conned by “the ideology of the inevitability of the death of every individual,” and has funded startups dedicated to extending the human…
Earlier this week famed Ultima developer Richard “Lord British” Garriott made a splash by putting an artful reliquary containing his actual blood up for sale on eBay. The listing is now gone, most likely due to Ebay’s strict “Don’t Sell Blood” policy.
Mosquitos are little bastards that do more killing, spread more disease, and cause more annoyance than any other creature on Earth. That’s because they have a really sophisticated needle-like system for biting us to suck our blood. But exactly how they bite might surprise you.
Blood isn’t supposed to plop out like a solid like that but that’s what happens when a snake’s hemotoxic venom gets mixed in with human blood, it thickens liquid blood into this congealed jelly substance. It’s pretty gross. But this is how a venomous snakebite affects the body of its prey, a lot of tiny blood clots…
Watching paint dry is, obviously, deadly dull. But it turns out that watching blood dry is surprisingly interesting—and particularly useful.
The next time someone refers to a horror movie as “bloodcurdling,” they might actually be kinda right. A new study shows that the fear experienced when watching scary movies is in fact associated with an increase in clotting agents in the blood.
A new ultrasound technique that uses tiny micro-bubbles to help improve the contrast of its images is capable of producing highly detailed pictures of blood vessels inside living animals.
Blood. It’s not something you want to see more than you have to, but at the same time, it’s a miraculous substance, fueling both mankind’s daily exploits, and a full genre of YA fiction. For this week’s Shooting Challenge, we asked you to photograph it.
You probably don’t know this, but June 14th is the World Health Organization’s worldwide day for blood donation. In observance, let’s take this opportunity to photograph an unlikely subject: blood.
No one uses blood and gore and violence in movies like Quentin Tarantino does. Though it certainly drips and probably soaks through a lot of his movies, his scenes with blood can almost be balletic. Well, an excessive ballet, at least. Here’s a collection of some of the bloodiest scenes. NSFW and all that, naturally.
Patients dealing with cancer or infectious diseases require frequent blood tests to monitor their conditions. And though important, frequent trips to the doctor to give samples can be very time-consuming. But a small device called the HemoLink that uses gentle vacuum pressure promises to let patients easily draw their…
If you know anything about blood types, then you know how they add an extra wrinkle to blood donations. Match donor and recipient blood types incorrectly, and you could even kill a patient. That’s why scientists are working on artificially changing donated blood into type O, the universal donor.
Yes, I know it sounds utterly gross and something people only do in satanic ceremonies but blood is a pretty common ingredient in gastronomy. If you've ever tried blood sausages or black pudding you already know that blood, properly cooked, tastes delicious. This video from our friends at Malackaraj shows how to…
Sheep use their brains to avoid dehydration. A new study shows they can dramatically reduce water loss by using their brain's built-in heat exchange system to cool down their blood. When sufficiently calm, sheep can save up to 80% of daily water intake by using this method.
Does menstrual blood really attract bears? Why does blood look blue in your veins? And why were the first blood transfusions performed with animals? Here are 15 facts, historical and biological, you probably didn't know about blood.
This image looks like it could the a colorful underwater coral reef or a child's breakfast cereal strewn across the floor. But it is, in fact, what a blood clot looks like if you zoom right in.
So much for ending government-mandated discrimination. The FDA today eased restrictions on blood donation for gay and bisexual men—but only if they haven't had any sex in the past year. Good try, FDA, but this is still messed up.
It's been over a decade since the Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up and we're still totaling the body count. After all those sweeping battles and that epically long journey, Digg Video tallied up the death toll and it's an insane 212,470. I guess those movies were pretty long, right?
When most of us think of "rare blood," we think of AB-positive or O-negative. But it turns out there are far, far rarer types than that. In Filton, England, there's a lab that handles blood donations from across the UK—and identifies this super-rare blood.