Weird Science

Researchers Attempt to Teach Brains to Be Empathetic, Blade Runner-Style

Brazillian researchers may have developed brain exercises for the development of empathy. The researchers from three Brazilian...

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 2:46PM

Pilots Fly Planes Using Telepathy

In the near future, pilots may be able to fly planes by simply thinking commands. During a test at the Institute for Flight System...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 2:16PM

Volunteers Eat Mealworms for Three Months to Simulate Space Travel

Three brave volunteers emerged a few days ago from a three-month-long hibernation in the 160-squared-meter 'Moon Palace 1,' an indoor...

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 1:09PM

The Real Cryonics: Human Trials Begin for Suspended Animation Technique

The human race is finally ready for suspended animation. This month, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital will attempt human trials for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 4:00PM

The Many Ways That Science Met Science Fiction Last Week

Yet again the past week has seen science meet science fiction in the coolest ways imaginable. There were some giant leaps made in the...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 5:11PM

Flying Robots Have Formed The Rock Band Of The Future

Feeling disillusioned with today's pop stars? Fed up with the antics of Cyrus and Bieber? Well, this collective of six flying robotic...

Kieran Dickson
Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 8:46AM

Watch President Obama Play Football With Asimo The Robot

Football and robots. Not only are they two of Japan's great passions, but they also go together surprisingly well. Today, President...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 11:11AM

Google Admits Attempting To Design A Space Elevator

Space elevators. A play-thing of science fiction writers from Arthur C. Clarke to Kim Stanley Robinson, these futuristic...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 4:25PM

Astronaut Urine Could Become A Future Fuel For Space Travel

  In space, no one can hear you scream. Which is probably a good job, because those poor souls on the International Space Station...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 14 April 2014 - 12:09PM

Indie Band Broken Bells Will Help Save Us From Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

Can music save us from asteroids? American Indie band Broken Bells certainly hope so. In fact, they're so wary of the threat posed by...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 11 April 2014 - 10:12AM

BionicKangaroo Is The Future Of Cute

Move over cat videos, because this BionicKangaroo is the future ruler of that 'cute' part of the internet. Designed by automaton...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 07 April 2014 - 1:57PM

Animals Fleeing Yellowstone Spark Fears Of Fabled Volcano Eruption

In a scene that looks to have been lifted from a cliched sci-fi disaster movie, herds of animals have been recorded fleeing...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 03 April 2014 - 2:44PM

Sex In Space - Everything You Need To Know

Sex. It's pretty much at the center of everything we do as a species. So what will happen when we inevitably turn our home planet to...

Kieran Dickson
Sunday, 09 March 2014 - 4:49PM

Rocket Cats - A 16th Century Answer To Everything

Cats are so hot right now. Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub and Chairman Meow (RIP), are (were) all superstars of the feline world, but none of...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 2:45PM

Engineers Designing An Inflatable Craft To Explore Venus

With temperatures averaging 864 degrees Fahrenheit, Venus is a tough nut to crack when it comes to exploration solutions, but a group...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 03 March 2014 - 10:51AM

NASA Solves The Mystery Of The Jelly Doughnut Rock On Mars

It was the jelly dougnut that officially baffled some of America's brightest minds, but NASA experts now think they have solved the...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 14 February 2014 - 5:55PM

Scientists Record The First Natural Occurrence Of Ball Lightning

*Update* Footage of the brief display of ball lightning is now online. The 11 second clip slows down the spectacular event, which...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 17 January 2014 - 3:16PM

NASA Invites You To Send Your Name To An Asteroid

Do you remember when the ultimate expression of love/desperate birthday gift was paying $29.99 to name a star after someone? Those...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 4:05PM

Are There More Stars In The Universe Than Grains Of Sand On Earth?

  People come out with all kinds of outlandish 'facts' about the incredible size of our universe, but thanks to Carl Sagan, none of...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 2:07PM

Watch Russia's Olympic Torch Take Its First Space Walk

The Sochi Winter Olympics gets underway in February and, as is traditional in the build up to such events, the Olympic torch is taken...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 November 2013 - 9:38AM