This is the interior of a tarantula skin after the tarantula sheds it

You are looking at a tarantula's skin after it's shedded by the eight-legged critter. I can't possibly describe the level of disgust that this image causes in me. First, because it's visually horrible. And then, because I didn't know they shed their skins, which makes them even more disgusting. » 9/13/14 6:33am Saturday 6:33am

A Detailed Description of Why Human Skin Is Amazing

As Minute Earth rightly points out, we could avoid a lot of flesh wounds by having thicker armored skin like a pangolin. But the energy needed to generate and maintain that armor wasn't evolutionarily worth it for us to expend because we put so much fuel into our enormous brains. We can think of ways to escape danger… » 10/27/13 5:07pm 10/27/13 5:07pm

Creepy Aluminum Face Mask Promises a Spa-Like Treatment In the…

So it turns out we actually shouldn't have been feeling sorry for the Man In the Iron Mask. Because during the many years he was held captive and forced to wear that oppressive facepiece, he might have also been getting a spa-quality facial if it worked anything like this bizarre contraption. » 7/21/12 9:00pm 7/21/12 9:00pm

Sunburn Is Your RNA Crying Out in Pain

Sunburn is painful, dangerous and embarrassing. But despite knowing it's the body's protective immune response to high levels of ultraviolet radiation, scientists weren't exactly sure what the biological process behind it was. Turns out that it's your RNA screaming out in pain—a finding which could help sunburn and… » 7/09/12 11:20am 7/09/12 11:20am

This Painless Little Device Disappeared My Acne

After including no!no! Skin in my Gizmodo gift guide for obsessive groomers last year, the fine folks at no! no! sent me a test unit of their zit zapper. Even though the device is "FDA cleared," I was skeptical it would work on my face (yes I stil break out at my age, why god why?). I somehow figured I had extra… » 2/21/12 4:00pm 2/21/12 4:00pm