WEIRD NATURE

Could tapeworms prevent bowel disease in children?

By Ben Coxworth – – It may not be much to look at, but it could conceivably spare a child from colitis. (Credit: decade3d/Depositphotos). Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) isn’t good for anyone to have, but it’s particularly hard on children – it can …

This Weirdly Geometric Iceberg Is Freaking Us Out

  George Dvorsky – Image: NASA/IceBridge. Well here’s something you don’t see everyday: an iceberg so unbelievably geometric in shape you’d think it was deliberately carved with a gigantic chainsaw. Scientists have documented this sort of thing before, but this latest ‘berg, which …