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Build-A-Monster From the Inside Out

Build-A-Monster From the Inside Out

Spongelab has taken their popular Build-a-Body educational anatomy app and given it a Halloween makeov- umm, makeover is the wrong word. Halloween skin?

October 31, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

Barbie Reincarnate, Only This Time She Looks Human

Nobody goes around saying they want to look like Barbie when they grow up, at least not anymore. But with Halloween fast approaching, I dare you to find a class of kindergarteners that does not have at least half the girls planning to be princesses of some sort or another.

October 17, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Happy Hallowe’en from Symbiartic!

Happy Hallowe’en from Symbiartic!

Kalliopi, Katie and Glendon wish you a spooky Hallowe’en! Watch Symbiartic for more spooky science-art!

October 31, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Three Ways Dogs Fail At Halloween

Three Ways Dogs Fail At Halloween

Halloween is a peculiar holiday, especially for dogs. We two-legged beings all look different, and what’s with the constant doorbell-ringing?

November 5, 2013 — Julie Hecht
Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

The best Halloween stories are true. There is a lake in Tanzania, Lake Natron, that is so hostile to life that only two species, alkaline tilapia and blue-green algae can live in its deadly waters.

October 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Zombie Fever: A Mathematician Studies a Pop Culture Epidemic

Zombie Fever: A Mathematician Studies a Pop Culture Epidemic

Zombies. They’re everywhere. My dentist and his assistant spent my last visit and chatting about The Walking Dead while drilling into my head, and it seems like every reasonably large town hosts a zombie run.

October 30, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an Arthropod)

13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an Arthropod)

Scared of insects, spiders, and other leggy arthropods? It could be worse. You could be one of them. At that size you face an array of dangers unlike anything you know from your comfortably large human existence.

October 31, 2013 — Alex Wild
Unsettling Blood

Unsettling Blood

Fine artist Elaine Whittaker is challenging us to see ourselves through the eyes of one of humanity’s greatest killers. Take a close look.

October 31, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
Top 10 Horror Movies Featuring Animals (and Behaviour)

Top 10 Horror Movies Featuring Animals (and Behaviour)

One of my guilty pleasures is sci-fi movies featuring animal behaviour, especially when it’s done terribly. For something different from my usual articles, I decided that for Hallowe’en I’d highlight my top ten favourite good-bad movies that feature animal behaviour as a main theme (even if not intended that way).

November 1, 2013 — Felicity Muth
Social Lessons from Our Favorite Horror Movies

Social Lessons from Our Favorite Horror Movies

I’m a fan of scary stories. With a few hours to spare, I’ll gladly spend them with Richard Matheson or Shirley Jackson. If I don’t have a few hours to spare, I’ll pass the time with whatever horror movie I can find playing in the background while I work.

October 31, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa
We’re All a Little Irish, Even on Halloween

We’re All a Little Irish, Even on Halloween

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone claims to be a little Irish. But did you know there’s a strong Irish influence on the traditions that surround our favorite costumed holiday?

October 31, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa
Why is American Folklore Overrun with Phantom Hitchhikers?

Why is American Folklore Overrun with Phantom Hitchhikers?

Jerry was driving home late one night when he saw a young lady waiting by a bus stop. He stopped his car and told her that he didn’t think the buses were running so late at night and offered her a ride.

October 31, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa