Your Allergies May Come From Your Ancestors' Sex With Neanderthals

In today's WTF science news, two separate studies suggest that modern allergies may stem from long ago human-Neanderthal sex. Thanks, Obama.


Real Life Or Sci-Fi? Scientists Debate Alien Communication

As the great Billy Shakespeare once wrote, "To contact aliens, or not to contact aliens? That is the question." 

Wimpy emporer penguins have nothing on their ice age brethren (Credit: ThinkStock)

Scientists Discover Fossils of Massive Ancient Penguins 

Antarctica recently yielded an extinct species of penguins that would have towered above the vast majority of humans. Shudder.

Hey guys: Remember when Shark Week didn't involve a douchebag in a shark costume? (Credit: Discovery.com)

It's Official: Dumbed-Down Shark Week Has Jumped the Shark 

Once focused on revealing the actual world of sharks, Discovery Channel's hyped programming has become dumb, weird and fake.


Are Y Chromosomes Ticking Time Bombs?

Scientists have long wondered if Y chromosomes can keep up with their robust X partners, or if maleness is in jeopardy.


New Study Correlates Perceived Promiscuity with Financial Dependence

Researchers at Brunel University believe we're suffering from an evolutionary adaptive lag.


Want to See the First Spider to Walk the Earth? Science Can Do That for You

See how it all began for the subject of our arachnophobia nightmares.


UK Bans Creationism in the Classroom, Darwin Fist-Pumps His Way to Victory

Intelligent Design has been officially dubbed pseudoscience by our across-the-pond brethren. We're praying (sorry) that America follows suit.