mythology http://nhpr.org en The Kraken Lives! http://nhpr.org/post/kraken-lives <P>Last summer, a team of scientists and filmmakers from Japan’s National Museum and the Discovery Channel captured the first-ever video of a giant squid in its natural habitat off the coast of Japan. The team recently released a clip of the <A href="http://news.yahoo.com/video/giant-squid-filmed-first-time-191619392-cbs.html" target=_blank>video</A>, which has gone viral on Facebook.</P> <P>As long as humans have navigated the seas, the idea that these fierce and slippery creatures are lurking just beneath us has evoked fascination and fear. Their elusiveness plays into our love of the chase, which probably explains why every development in the world of giant squid science is big news. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:53:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20251 at http://nhpr.org The Kraken Lives! Unicorns, Nessie, Big Foot...Oh My! http://nhpr.org/post/unicorns-nessie-big-footoh-my <p><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>A replica of Bigfoot, a display case dedicated to lake monsters, and the “mystery cat corner” are a few of the sights to see at Portland, Maine’s <a href="http://cryptozoologymuseum.com/"><em>International Cryptozoology Museum</em></a>.&nbsp;A little bit oddity, a little bit kitsch, it’s the type of place you might find by walking down a random alley... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:14:50 +0000 Zach Nugent 13637 at http://nhpr.org Unicorns, Nessie, Big Foot...Oh My! OH. MY. GODS. http://nhpr.org/post/oh-my-gods <p>The author of a new book reveals a steamier side of mythology that adds to its contemporary appeal.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:53:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1389 at http://nhpr.org OH. MY. GODS.