chilean mummy

Something is eating 7,000-year-old mummies

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett An ancient people living along the coasts of modern-day Chile and Peru called the Chinchorro are the first-known population of human to practice mummification, around 5050 BC, and quite a number of the mummies have…

kid net neutrality

9-year-old explains Net Neutrality better than we did

Christopher Pilny for redOrbit.com - @NotRealChainsaw Over the past year or so, we've tried to explain Net Neutrality with any number of articles. You can read them here: FCC passes Net Neutrality law; internet now public utility FCC Chairman to…

selfie sticks

Selfie sticks banned from Smithsonian museums

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Bad news for museum goers who want to squeeze as many historic artifacts into their selfies as possible: The Smithsonian has banned the use of selfie sticks in all of its facilities, joining a…

beer pong

Beer pong is actually pretty gross, study says

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett Like learning to ride a bike or going to that first ball game with your father, playing beer pong is a rite of passage most Americans look back upon with warm, fond memories. But…

hamburg pee walls

VIDEO: These walls pee back on drunk Germans

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Residents of Hamburg, Germany, are pissed off about people pissing on buildings in the party quarter known as St. Pauli, so they’re doing something about it – coating some of the walls with a…

LSD depression

LSD could treat depression, claims researcher

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Could psychoactive drugs such as LSD be an effective treatment for alcoholism and depression? One UK professor believes so, and he’s asking for your help in funding his research. As reported Wednesday by The…

wooly rhino

Hunters discover 10,000-year-old wooly rhino carcass in Siberia

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Usually, a group of hunters posing for photos next to the remains of a deceased animal is viewed in a negative light by conservationists, but when those individuals have just discovered a one-of-a-kind 10,000…

Weasel woodpecker

Weasel takes a ride on a woodpecker

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett It’s a weasel. On a woodpecker. Now that #Llamadrama and #TheDress are distant memories (what were those about again?) – the latest Internet meme/social media sensation is this image, supposedly snapped by amateur photographer…

Goblin shark

VIDEO: Rare goblin shark found off Australia

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - @Johnfinitum Two places that are bountiful sources of wonderfully terrifying creatures: Australia and the ocean. Combine the two, and there is seemingly no end to the array of eye-opening specimens. This time: It’s the goblin…

average penis size

Study: How long is the average penis?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Since the dawn of time, the question has been in the back of every male member of the species’ mind: how does the size of my penis compare to everyone else? Now science has…