The Palestine conflict history explained in one absurd animation

This animated short by Nina Paley—in the tradition of the best Monty Python music skits—might not be an orthodox history lesson, but it's an accurate depiction of the horrible 6,000-year bloodshed in the region of Palestine, with dozens of tribes and nations fighting each other to claim ownership of that land. » 8/07/14 8:17pm 8/07/14 8:17pm

Life-Saving App Knows How Much Blood You Lost Just Looking At a Sponge

During a surgery, doctors and surgeons use a measurement called EBL—or estimated blood loss—to determine how much blood a patient has lost, and how much needs to be returned via a transfusion. Unfortunately it's really just an educated guess, until Gauss Surgical's new Triton Fluid Management System makes its way into… » 5/27/14 9:20am 5/27/14 9:20am

Why Can’t You Receive Blood from Someone With a Different Blood Type?

Hot, cold or just plain bad, throughout history, people have used blood as a metaphor to describe their changing moods. One aspect of blood, however, is immutable – its type. Since each blood type carries unique characteristics that can wreak havoc in the wrong body, it is vitally important to know yours and its… » 5/15/14 7:30am 5/15/14 7:30am

These shops sell Walking Dead merchandise in exchange for your blood

Working with blood banks in the US as well as countries in South America and Europe, a series of official Walking Dead pop-up stores will offer merchandise in exchange for donations of the red stuff. The more blood you give them to chill, the better the goodies you will be able to walk out with. » 5/05/14 9:53pm 5/05/14 9:53pm

Here's each of the 5,179 on-screen deaths in Game of Thrones

The best way to catch up with Game of Thrones before Season 4 starts? By watching this amazing supercut of every single on-screen death in the series so far. Made by Digg Video, it's a bloody gore-y mix of swords, spears, arrows, bare hands, etc. ripping apart flesh and ending human life. There's a total of 5,179… » 4/04/14 7:59pm 4/04/14 7:59pm

The Fascinating Journey of a Blood Donation

If you're super squeamish about blood this might be a teeny bit uncomfortable, but I found it absolutely fascinating. City of Hope shows each step a unit of donated blood takes on its journey from a donor's arm to a patient in need. It's a peek into the circulatory system that helps your hospital save lives every day. » 3/22/14 11:00am 3/22/14 11:00am

Transylvanian university scientists create working artificial blood

It may sound like a Halloween prank, but the Balkan News Agency claims that a team of scientists in a Transylvanian university has created artificial blood. The researchers say that they have successfully tried it on mice. If human tests work, this could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern medicine. » 10/31/13 11:27am 10/31/13 11:27am