Lockheed Martin has published a surprising list of all the stuff that flew to space in the first Orion test. You are looking at one of the items: A Tyrannosaurus Rex's tooth fossil sent by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Here's another one: A Cookie Monster's cookie and Ernie's original rubber duckie.
Seeing things that shouldn't be burned get melted down to nothing by fire is weirdly titillating. You don't even have to be a pyromaniac to enjoy the perversion of the flames. Just look at how this tooth slowly disappears! It's gross and weirdly wonderful in all the right ways. So bless the master torch wielders of …
A team of British researchers have successfully grown a tooth from human gum tissue—which might make false teeth a thing of the past.
Scientists have discovered a new molecule that will make your teeth cavityproof and may change dental care forever. They have appropriately named it Keep 32—for your 32 teeth—and it can kill the bacteria that produces cavities in 60 seconds flat.
I had an emergency tooth extraction last Friday. One of my molars cracked and got infected. Fortunately, my dentist isn't an ex-girlfriend. Otherwise I may have ended like Marek Olszewski, who went to his girlfriend's practice with a toothache and left without his teeth. All for revenge!
Scientists at Princeton University have developed a sensor that could be tattooed onto your tooth, diagnose an infection, and transmit that information to medical professionals.
Videos of semi-terrified kids having their teeth yanked by others in crazy ways are a dime a dozen. That's why we love this fearless and adorable kid who yanks his own tooth with a Nerf bow. Nice technique, baller kid! [via Wimp]
Do you have a lot of cavities? Perhaps it's because you lost a lot of enamel sucking on sour candy when you were a kid. It's almost as bad as battery acid—except it tastes much better.
A team of researchers at the University of Leeds' School of Chemistry is developing a pain-free method to combat cavities.
If your little brother loses a tooth, what's in it for you? The little dope gets sweet Tooth Fairy scratch and you're left holding the bag. Unless you decide to play dentist with a long string and a mini-motorcycle.
Paleontologist Jack Horner wants a pet dinosaur. (I'm right there with you, Jack.) And according to his TED talk, we're actually getting closer to making Jurassic Park a reality. Thanks to chickens.
The toothpaste industry is in need of a shakeup! Whitening strips aren't enough. MIT's Media Lab has developed a prototype toothpaste that spits out different flavors according to the weather and temperature outside.
Using a polishing technique previously employed in the semiconductor industry, a professor has discovered that it's possible to make a tooth too slick to have bacteria stick to. For reals.
Toothbrush-like contraptions that spray water into your teeth holes have been around for years, but Philips' new patent has several innovations that makes sure you don't blast your gums into submission. The spray head has probes that can detect how far away it is from your teeth, ensuring optimum distance.
At last, we have an excuse other than stress to crack our molars and spend thousands on dental repair. Researchers at Osaka University have developed a remote sensitive to tooth grinding. Surprisingly, it's fairly low-tech in nature. IR sensors are placed over patients' temples because the temples are an area that…