Plague DNA Found in Ancient Tooth Suggests Black Death Isn't Dead Yet

You've undoubtedly heard about the Bubonic plague, but the chances of you knowing next to anything about the Justinian plague are significantly slimmer. That's because no one really knew anything about the Justinian plague—until recently, that is. Now, two ancient, plague-ridden teeth are finally teaching us a little… » 1/28/14 2:00pm 1/28/14 2:00pm

These Cancer Cells Were Spotted With a DSLR

This is an image of a tissue sample that doctors could use to detect cancerous cells. It's crisp, it's clear, it could save a life. And it was taken with a $400 Olympus E-330. » 6/24/10 8:40pm 6/24/10 8:40pm

With Robot-Performed Virtual Autopsies, Your Corpse Gets a Stunt Double

Virtual autopsies (yes, "virtopsies") are the newest in cause-of-death forensics. Robots surround a body, creating 3D imagery inside and out. When ready, the real body rests in peace while the stunt corpse gets chopped apart. Goodbye, CSI-induced nightmares! » 10/27/09 7:40pm 10/27/09 7:40pm