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Real vampires are afraid to “come out of the coffin”
The Helpful

Real vampires are afraid to “come out of the coffin”

PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFY AS VAMPIRES because they believe they need to drink human blood to stay healthy often find it difficult opening up to health professionals, fearing ridicule, disgust and a mental health diagnosis, a study has found. They walk among us. The blood-drinkers. And you couldn’t pick them from a normal person—because that’s what … Continue reading

A single-celled organism with a small human-like ‘eye’
Biology / The Strange

A single-celled organism with a small human-like ‘eye’

— Billy Wright SCIENTISTS STUDYING MICROSCOPIC LIFE IN SEAWATER have found, what we laypeople might call, a tiny floating eyeball. Just as with our own eyes, the creature is fitted with a lens, cornea and retina. But what’s remarkable is that it’s all inside the one cell. Scientists from the University of British Columbia (UBC) had … Continue reading

The strange dreams of Google’s Deep Dream machine
A.I. / The Arts / The Strange

The strange dreams of Google’s Deep Dream machine

— Billy Wright HUMANS ALLURED by the dreams of an android. Or at least, by the visions of image-recognition software with an artificial neurology. They’ve been shared rampant across the internet, you may have noticed: photographs of once people now becoloured with a psychedelic rash, their eyebrows shorn but with new eyes sprouting from the … Continue reading