Speculation has emerged in recent years that young blood can reverse the ageing process, raising the prospect of an exciting new rejuvenation technique. A new study contradicts this claim, pointing to other factors that may be responsible for the perceived anti-ageing effects of youthful blood.
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During the 2007 murder trial of music mogul Phil Spector, forensic experts for the defence and prosecution disagreed on how to interpret the blood spatter patterns on clothing worn by both Spector and his victim, among other disputed physical evidence. The end result was a hung jury, forcing the presiding judge to declare a mistrial.
Video: Blood isn't supposed to plop out like a solid, but that's what happens when a snake's hemotoxic venom gets mixed in with human blood — it thickens liquid blood into this congealed jelly substance. It's pretty gross. This is how a venomous snakebite affects the body of its prey. A lot of tiny blood clots form inside the bloodstream, causing fatal blockages.
A bite to the neck and a clean getaway — that's what a vampire needs. A group of physics students from the University of Leicester calculated exactly how long a vampire would need to accomplish those two things: about 6.4 minutes. They published their findings in the university's Journal of Physics Special Topics.
No one uses blood and gore and violence in movies like Quentin Tarantino does. Though it certainly drips and probably soaks through a lot of his movies, his scenes with blood can almost be balletic. Well, an excessive ballet, at least. Here's a collection of some of the bloodiest scenes. NSFW and all that, naturally.
Patients dealing with cancer or infectious diseases require frequent blood tests to monitor their conditions. And, although important, frequent trips to the doctor to give samples can be very time-consuming. But a small device called the HemoLink that uses gentle vacuum pressure promises to let patients easily draw their own blood at home.
Video: Yes, I know it sounds utterly gross and something people only do in satanic ceremonies but blood is a pretty common ingredient in gastronomy. If you've ever tried blood sausages or black pudding you already know that blood, properly cooked, tastes delicious. This video from our friends at Malackaraj shows how to prepare it.
This animated short by Nina Paley — in the tradition of the best Monty Python music skits — might not be an orthodox history lesson, but it's an accurate depiction of the horrible 6000-year bloodshed in the region of Palestine, with dozens of tribes and nations fighting each other to claim ownership of that land.