Weird Science

Australian Corporations Can Patent Human Genes

Remember on Orphan Black, when (spoiler!) Cosima discovered that the big bad corporation had patented the clones' genomes? Although we...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 September 2014 - 3:37PM

Computer Program Attempts to Prove the Existence of God

The existence or non-existence of God is likely one of life's great unanswerable questions, but that hasn't stopped philosophers from...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 September 2014 - 3:32PM

Neutron Stars Are Atoms the Size of Mountains

Science channel Kurzgesagt, German for "in a nutshell," explained the nature of neutron stars, which they call "some of the strangest...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - 2:54PM

3-D Printed Robotic Birds Pass Bird Version of Turing Test

According to Alan Turing's test for artificial intelligence, an AI can be considered truly intelligent when it has the ability to pass...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - 2:08PM

The World's First Cyborg Can Listen to Color

Meet Neil Harbisson, the world's first legally recognized cybernetic organism. The colorblind artist has an antenna implanted into his...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 - 4:36PM

First Robot Astronaut Gets Lonely Without Human Companion

Can robots truly "feel" emotions? This is a complex question with no easy answer, but an adorable Japanese robot certainly does a good...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 2:26PM

New Experiment Will Tell Us If The Universe Is a Hologram

Do we live in a two-dimensional hologram? Scientists may discover that we live in a Matrix-like illusion during an upcoming experiment...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 12:41PM

Strange Lights Spotted by Pilot In Remote Area of Pacific Ocean

When you're flying over a remote part of our planet's largest ocean, the last thing you expect to see is a vast expanse of red/orange...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 12:37PM

Zombie Fungi Control and Then Kill Ant Hosts

The zombie apocalypse is already underway, if you're an ant. A certain type of fungus, nicknamed "zombie ant fungi," attaches itself...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 11:04AM

Cryopreservation: Freezing Bodies to Cure Death

Urban legend dictates that Albert Einstein's brain was pickled in a jar to preserve it for further study. Now, Max More, the president...

satoru
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:07PM

Biobots: Researchers Attempting To Remotely Control Live Moths

Can we remotely control living things? Researchers from North Carolina State University aim to control the movement of moths by...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:46AM

Femitheist Advocates Society of Sameness and Almost No Men

Krista Jane Heflin became notorious for her Youtube video advocating "International Castration Day," in which all men are...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 2:24PM

Hello Kitty Goes to Space!

Hello Kitty's newest mission is in space! A miniature Hello Kitty figure is now orbiting around Earth in a satellite.   The figure...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 12:42PM

Brain Surgery Gives Woman Emotional Mind Reading Abilities

Could removing part of the brain afford a person emotional telepathy? A French woman who underwent brain surgery to treat epileptic...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 11:06AM

Human Harp Makes Music by Dancing on the Brooklyn Bridge

A melding of a human and the Brooklyn Bridge has become a new kind of instrument, called a "Movician." In a collaboration with Centre...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 1:40PM

The Hum: A Worldwide Phenomenon That's Driving People Insane

For perhaps as long as 70 years, individuals have heard a persistent, low-frequency sound that others cannot hear and that refuses to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 11:26AM

Neural Stem Cells Successfully Transplanted into Mice Brains

We may now be on our way to a real-life brain transplant, as researchers from the University of Luxembourg have neural stem cells...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 - 3:59PM

Scientists Create Transparent Mice with See-Through Organs

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have re-created the body horror of the television show Fringe, but with mice. ...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 11:54AM

Sims 4 Allows You to Play God with Avatars' Emotions

The Sims has always been a slightly existential experience, considering that you are essentially creating little people who conform to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:27AM

Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk with 80-90% Accuracy

Could a specific gene mutation tell us with near-certainty who will attempt suicide? Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine published...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 10:13AM