The Blob, The Thing, The Weird Gelatinous Mass — if you found the gooey heap that is a magnificent bryozoan colony, you might be tempted to name it after a 1980s movie monster. But as gross-looking as it is, the formation is actually pretty cool. Read about it here.
When the corpse of a man was found on a beach in Adelaide, Australia, in 1948, no one could identify him. But things got even weirder when a cryptic note found in the man's pocket lead sleuths to a book containing what seemed to be a coded message. In a recent episode of the podcast Stuff You Should Know, hosts Josh and Chuck delve into the mysterious case of the Somerton Beach man.
Scientific support for a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer is mixed, yet cancer diagnoses and deaths in women who've used talc have led to many lawsuits, even some successful ones. But there's another layer of this issue that Stuff Mom Never Told You hosts Emilie and Bridget discuss in a new episode of the podcast — baby powder marketing has targeted black women, specifically. Listen to the episode here.