When everything is going well, our bodies just kind of work. All the complicated biological systems simply run in the background, and we’ve no idea what’s really going on. But sometimes we learn a lot when things break down. Here are five crazy case studies that taught science a huge amount about how the body works, because something went wrong.
What do most people see when they look at a Virginia opossum? A big pale rat, most likely an overnight roadkill victim. Not me. Me, I see a hero we don’t deserve.
While there may only be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World standing today, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of other captivating places left to explore. The world is full of places that are downright mysterious, grabbing onto our imaginations and refusing to let go until we’ve seen them for ourselves.