Tagged: anatomy

Why Ryanair passengers were bleeding from the ears - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 18, 2018

Adam Taylor, Lancaster University A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Croatia had to make an emergency landing in Frankfurt recently after the cabin lost pressure. Following the ordeal, 33 passengers were treated in hospital, with some bleeding from their ears. So why did the sudden descent cause ears to bleed? Aircraft usually fly at an altitude above … Read More

The first fossilised heart ever found in a prehistoric animal - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 20, 2016

By John Long, Flinders University Palaeontologists and the famous Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz were once in search of the same thing: a heart. But in our case, it was the search for a fossilised heart. And now we’ve found one. A new discovery, announced today in the journal eLife, shows the perfectly preserved 3D … Read More

TOSP Episode 15: December 19th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 19, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] The last TOSP before Christmas! And, because we’re daring, it _isn’t_ Christmas-themed.  Just to give y’all a break. Instead, Elf and aimee cover the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize(s), how bees reach consensus (warning: headbutting), a very special new crab, Jupiter’s heart-cannibalisation, the [...] … Read More

I saw dead people - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 14, 2011

The Egyptians and other ancient civilisations used to bury their royalty in tombs encased deep within pyramids. The BODIES exhibition It is sort of appropriate then that the modern ode to the Egyptian pyramids – the impressively triangular Luxor casino and hotel in Las Vegas has at its centre a room full of preserved dead people. Read More