7 Foods and Beverages Made Using Ingredients from the Human Body

While eating human flesh may be the ultimate taboo, human microbes, saliva, and even hair have been integral to the making of certain food and beverages. From traditional brews to culinary concept art, here are seven edibles that started, in part, inside the human body. » 12/26/13 10:55pm 12/26/13 10:55pm

Don't Freak Out, But Science Made a Map of All the Tiny Bugs Covering…

We've long known that the human body is home to all kinds of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes, and now scientists have completed the first ever map of all of these semi-disgusting critters. It was not an easy job, but now the census of the human microbiome is complete and the verdict is that we're disgusting—but… » 6/14/12 9:30am 6/14/12 9:30am

Neti Pots Could Help Amoebas Eat Your Brains

I've always been suspicious of neti pots — those weird little teapots that people use to wash out their nasal passages. Now I have just cause: two Louisiana residents have died after they used tap water, rather than distilled, to rinse their noses. According to LiveScience, this treatment "a deadly amoeba living in the… » 12/16/11 6:10pm 12/16/11 6:10pm