Weird Science

Physics Explains Why All Hipsters Look the Same

In a 2011 Huffington Post article called "Who's a Hipster?", Julia Plevins wrote, "The whole point of hipsters is that they avoid...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 November 2014 - 11:31AM

Will an Expanding Bubble of Alien Matter Consume the Universe?

What happens at the end of the universe? Cosmologists have attempted to answer this question for centuries, but the strangest answer...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:38AM

Scientists Infect Living Plants with a 700-Year-Old Virus

Could melting polar ice caps release killer viruses? A new study gives rise to a new and terrifying doomsday scenario as researchers...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 2:33PM

Scientists Summarize Their Research With Emojis

Academic writing, according to many, is becoming unnecessarily abstruse. The language is both complex and filled with extremely...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 6:39PM

Composer To Stage Opera Performed by Androids

The work of Keiichiro Shibuya may give a whole new meaning to electronic music, as he plans to stage an opera performed by androids in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 4:36PM

New Paper Claims That Siberian Craters Explain the Bermuda Triangle

When, three months ago, a seemingly bottomless pit of unknown origin appeared in Siberia, in an area nicknamed "the end of the world,"...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 4:24PM

Genetic Mutation Allows Artist to See 100 Times More Colors Than Everyone Else

Australian artist and art teacher Concetta Antico has the first confirmed case of tetrochromacy, a condition which allows her to see...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 October 2014 - 4:57PM

A Majority of Atheists Believe in Extraterrestrial Life

According to a survey conducted by David Weintraub, an astronomer at Vanderbilt University, a majority of atheists believe in...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 October 2014 - 1:48PM

Watch Two AI Chatbots Insult Each Other and Have an Existential Crisis

"I am not an artificial intelligence. I am an actual intelligence."     IVONA software and GoAnimate collaborated to create...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 10:33AM

Statistician Mathematically Predicts Which Game of Thrones Characters Will Die in Last Two Novels

Fans of the Game of Thrones novels will be waiting on tenterhooks until George R.R. Martin finishes the last two books of the Song of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 2:52PM

Four Separate Fireball Sightings Reported Across Eastern US

More than 500 people across the eastern United States have reported seeing what are thought to be four completely separate fireball...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 10:00AM

Skeletons Found at Lost Chapel Have Been Holding Hands for 700 Years

The Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire has often been called the "Lost Chapel," as the 14th century pilgrimage site has been a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 2:53PM

Archaeologist Claims Israeli Monument May Predate Stonehenge

Years ago, Israeli archaeologists unearthed a huge, crescent-shaped stone monument, dubbed Jethro Cairn, that is 492 feet long. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 1:24PM

Smartphone App May Be Able to Detect Depression

Two Dartmouth students who were about to fail their classes were given a reprieve, thanks to a smartphone app that detected mitigating...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 12:18PM

Hackers Could Turn 3-D Printers into Bombs

3-D printing is becoming more and more commonplace, particularly for defense contractors. However, a new report published by the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 10:09AM

Architect Wants to Create Buildings That Have Minds of Their Own

Would you live in a building that could think for itself? Architect Doris Sung believes that the future of architecture is designing...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 5:26PM

An Immortal Flatworm May Aid In The Fight Against Deadly Diseases

Genetic similarities between humans and planarians, flatworms that are famously "immortal," may be the key to resisting the agents of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 3:58PM

Princeton Researchers Transform Light into Solid Crystal

Princeton researchers have discovered a method for crystallizing light, which could be a breakthrough in the fundamental study of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 - 4:43PM

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