Scientists working to unravel mystery of 300-year-old mummified ‘mermaid’ with ‘human face’ and tail

A mummified “mermaid” said to grant immortality to whoever tastes its flesh will be probed by scientists in order to reveal its true nature. The mysterious 12-inch creature was allegedly caught in the Pacific Ocean, off the Japanese island of Shikoku, between 1736 and 1741, and is now kept in a temple in the city … Read more

Bats, Virus, and Racism

The notion that COVID-19 originated from bat soup is easily used as a racist trope. —Jing Wang and Li Li Author: Jing Wang and Li LiOriginally Published on: Sinophobia Tracker Editor’s Note: In the final scene of the 2011 movie “Contagion,” a bat disturbed by a logging company flies out of the forest and onto … Read more