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Fire will turn a human's teeth to dust. But what about a dragon's?
By Robert Lamb Jul 3, 2018
Would they be a mating display? A fierce weapon to defend against lions?
By Robert Lamb May 3, 2018
Some of us really hope the yeti is a giant snow ape, but new research finds it's just bears out there in the Himalayas.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 7, 2017
The original King of Monsters has become cute. How does that happen?
By Robert Lamb Oct 31, 2017
More than 1,000 people have gone missing from U.S. national parks. Are there reasonable explanations or is there something more sinister at work?
By Diana Brown Sep 26, 2017
Many people have sworn to have spotted Bigfoot. But does the elusive hominid exist?
By Diana Brown Jul 18, 2017
Dragon fire is an awe-inspiring thing, but exactly how would it happen? Real-world clues from nature point the way.
By Laurie L. Dove Mar 28, 2017
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...
By Robert Lamb Mar 17, 2017
Some physics students did the calculations, and the results are not pretty.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 11, 2017
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.
By Robert Lamb Oct 19, 2016
A new study says a prehistoric rhino, dubbed the "Siberian unicorn," may have coexisted with humans.
By Robert Lamb Apr 8, 2016
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.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 7, 2015
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.
By Robert Lamb Oct 30, 2015
They weren't always the sparkling, smiling G-rated creatures that they are today.
By Julia Layton Oct 29, 2015
Join Dr. Anton Jessup as he muses about your favorite limb-hacking mutant from "Mortal Kombat."
By Robert Lamb Oct 28, 2015
The undead are frightening, brain-hungry monsters, lumbering toward their victims with great purpose. But wait. Can they even digest brains?
By Nathan Chandler
She's a Disney princess, a Starbucks Coffee logo and a metaphor for transformation. Occasionally, she's even "photographed." Why are humans so fascinated with these creatures?
By Julia Layton
Whether we live in fear of a kraken or the Leviathan, humans all around the globe have made sea monsters a part of their cultures. Is there a drop of truth to any of these widespread tall tales?
By Nicholas Gerbis
Very tall, hairy, glowing eyes – that seems to be the go-to description for a lot of mythical monsters out there, especially in America. Here are 10 to keep an eye out for.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
Gargoyles have a long and fascinating architectural history. But whatever ... they're freakin' creepy.
By Tracy V. Wilson
It's a 15-foot man-beast with glowing eyes, doglike teeth, a long tongue and no lips. Gray skin sags off its skeletal frame. We're talking about the wendigo. And it's coming to get you.
By Laurie L. Dove
Blood-sucking vampires and brain-munching zombies tend to hog all the undead credit, but we think ghouls deserve a macabre article all their own. Read it -- if you dare.
By Robert Lamb
Some dragons seem like they'd be fascinating dinner guests, but others might see you as the main course. Here are our top 10 of both types.
Dragons have captured imaginations -- and their fair share of maidens -- across the globe. But are they more than mythological?
We'd by lying if we said that the sight of the Grim Reaper standing by our bedside, scythe in hand, wouldn't scare the daylights out of us. How did this well-known personification of death become so frightening?
By William Harris
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