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Have you ever wondered what a chupacabra is? Learn about cryptozoological oddities like Bigfoot, as well as the real science behind zombies and other strange creatures.

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If Dragons Were Real, Could They Breathe Fire?

Dragon fire is an awe-inspiring thing, but exactly how would it happen? Real-world clues from nature point the way. See more »

Beyond the Leprechaun: Weird Monsters Who Haunt Irish Mythology

A mysterious warrior with a silver arm? A giant subterranean king who could kill with a single glance? A dog-headed, overprotective mother? Yes! And more... See more »

How Long Could Humanity Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Some physics students did the calculations, and the results are not pretty. See more »

Monster Science Digs Up Some Vampire Vixens From Nature

It's that creepy time of year again, and Dr. Anton Jessup is back for another series of Monster Science. In this episode, he meets up with some unexpected vampire vixens. See more »

Yes, Unicorns Were Real, if You Want to Call This One

A new study says a prehistoric rhino, dubbed the "Siberian unicorn," may have coexisted with humans. See more »

People Are on the Hunt for Bigfoot. Here's How They're Funding It

One pursuer of the towering, hairy cryptid actually has figured out how to make a decent full-time job out of it. Here's how. See more »

'Monster Science' Links Werewolves to Cannibal Salamanders

Dr. Jessup has one final "Monster Science" lecture for us this Halloween season. And he has a surprise guest you won't want to miss. See more »

The Unicorn Ain’t What It Used to Be

They weren't always the sparkling, smiling G-rated creatures that they are today. See more »

'Monster Science' Gets Familiar With Baraka From 'Mortal Kombat'

Join Dr. Anton Jessup as he muses about your favorite limb-hacking mutant from "Mortal Kombat." See more »

10 Reasons Zombies Are Physically Impossible

The undead are frightening, brain-hungry monsters, lumbering toward their victims with great purpose. But wait. Can they even digest brains? See more »