Weird Science

Wi-Fi Balloons Became a Great Example of Machine Learning

In this increasingly connected age, a major cause for concern is the availability of Internet access around the globe, or often the...

Devin Klos
Friday, 17 February 2017 - 7:31PM

Watch Someone Create a Working Lava Lamp From This DIY Science Kit

Everyone who's ever been through a school science fair knows that there are three projects that inevitably pop up: the baking soda and...

Super User
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 2:42PM

Check Out the Trailer for Bill Nye’s New Netflix Show, "Bill Nye Saves the World"

Bill Nye is back, and he’s out to save the world! If you, like many modern grown-ups, owe your love of science and critical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - 12:18PM

Quantum Encryption Just Took One More Step Toward Beating Hackers

Between Russian hackers and insecure email servers, this past election has proved that cyber security is going to be extremely...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 2:36PM

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Models Mars-Themed Clothes for Fashion Week

Fashion is truly made for the stars these days, or at least the people who've traveled among them. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk...

Devin Klos
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 8:31PM

Watch a Firefighter With a Water-Powered Jetpack Fight a Simulated Fire

Sometimes you just have to stop yourself and say "Hey, I'm living in the future." Because if someone told us that there is currently...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 3:40PM

A Brewery Founded By MIT Geeks Releases a New Sci-Fi Rock Album on Beer Cans  

When was the last time Pabst Blue Ribbon released a beer based on a sci-fi concept album about transdimensional travel? Never,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 2:00PM

Reddit-Based Stock Market Will Deal Exclusively in Memes

In one of your late-night internet searches, you may have had the good fortune to stumble across Reddit's r/MemeEconomy — a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 7:36PM

Watch One of the First Real, Working Robotic Dragonflies Fly around a Room

Dragonflies are the Holy Grail for hobby roboticists and drone enthusiasts: there's something magical and elusive about the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 5:31PM

Scientists Now Think the Aging Process Is Reversible

A new form of gene therapy produced rejuvenating effects on mice, according to a new study published in Cell. This rejuvenating...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 12:09PM

The Supermoon Stranded an Octopus in a Parking Garage

The full moon has long been associated with strange and/or mystical happenings, running the gamut from increased instances of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 December 2016 - 3:55PM

Researchers Claim Parallel Universes Interact with Each Other

Parallel universes are generally understood as just that: parallel. By definition, they don't impact each other, because they never...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 28 November 2016 - 5:20PM

Could The Universe Really Just Be One Giant Alien?

In our search for extraterrestrial life, we may have overlooked one giant possibility - that alien life is right in front of us, or...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 2:32PM

Judge Rules That 14-Year-Old Girl Can Be Cryogenically Frozen

In a case that can only be described as historic - a British 14-year old terminal cancer patient, known only as JS, has won the right...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 6:05PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Robert Kirkman Talk the Science of The Walking Dead

Astrophysicist and educator Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for providing a scientific analysis of all the latest science-fiction films...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 12:23PM

Could Marvel's Galactus Really Consume the Earth?

Have you ever wondered what Earth would taste like to Galactus? No? How about the amount of energy Galactus would receive if he...

Cory McDonough
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 12:27PM

Wikileaks Releases UFO E-Mails Sent to Clinton By Former Blink 182 Singer

You've probably heard that Blink 182's former lead singer, Tom DeLonge, has a pretty big obsession with UFOs. He's made a number of...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 8:42PM

How the Dream Hacking in USA's "Falling Water" Could Happen in Real Life

Dream-hacking has been of interest to scientists for years, even before Inception brought it to the public eye. Now, the new USA show...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 08 October 2016 - 12:26PM

Scientists Found a Real-Life Sarlacc Pit on a Prehistoric Worm

The Sarlacc is an infamous creature in Star Wars folklore, not least because it caused the (apparent) demise of fan favorite...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 6:16PM

Italian Neuroscientist Plans First Human Head Transplant

Even for fans of Futurama, what Sergio Canavero recently announced is pretty extreme: the Italian neuroscientist is gearing up for...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 4:14PM