July 10, 2012 |
An international team of archaeologists have discovered that two mummies found on an island off the coast of Scotland are, like Dr. Frankenstein's monster, composed of body parts from several different humans. The mummified remains, as much as 3,500 years old, suggest that the first residents of the island of South Uist in the Hebrides had some previously unsuspected burial practices. The West Coast of South Uist was densely populated from around 2000 BC until the end of the Viking period around AD 1300.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2013 |
Body parts found at two treatment plants 30 miles away from each other appear to be related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The upper torso of a woman was found at a waste treatment plant near Whittier on Monday and is believed to match a pelvis and legs found Saturday at a water treatment plant in Carson, officials said. Detectives are treating the matter as a homicide, said Lt. Mike Rosson of the Sheriff's Department. Coroner's officials said they will examine the DNA of the body parts to be sure they are linked.
September 20, 2013 |
Snooki's totally grossed out about one part of her body, and she's thinking about fixing the situation. No, not that Situation, "Jersey Shore" fans! Where should we focus? Her breasts, she says. "My boobs are disgusting!," the "Dancing With the Stars" contestant revealed on the Friday episode of " Bethenny ," via E! News . Hey, things happen when you have a kid and then lose a ton - or even 40 pounds - of baby weight. Especially on a 4-foot, 8-inch frame. They're "hanging," she said, because they got so big when she was pregnant.
August 28, 2012 |
A man who purchased the contents of a Florida storage locker made a grisly discovery when he found a batch of crudely preserved human organs inside, including hearts, brains and lungs. One heart was reportedly found in a 32-ounce drink cup filled with formaldehyde. Pensacola police are still trying to determine the source of the organs, locate survivors and figure out why the owner -- a former medical examiner -- had them. They're also trying to assess whether any laws were broken in the disposal of the human remains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 |
The man accused of killing his boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet below the Hollywood sign two years ago has been charged with murder, prosecutors said. Gabriel Campos-Martinez, 36, faces a single count of murder in connection with the 2012 death of Hervey Medellin, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Campos-Martinez was arrested by LAPD's elite robbery-homicide detectives Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. Campos-Martinez was being held on $1-million bail in Texas pending an extradition hearing.
September 13, 2012 |
Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is used to hearing his work described as science fiction. Way back in 1999, he and his team grew bladders in a lab and successfully implanted them in patients with spina bifida. Then in 2004, his team grew urethras for five young boys in Mexico City. Eight years later, the laboratory-grown tissue looks as natural as the boys' own. At the rate research like Atala's is progressing, scientists predict that replacement organs will be a reality within years, not decades.