Weird Science

Elon Musk Thinks There's a "One in Billions" Chance We're Not Living in a Video Game

We've all heard the Matrix argument before. As computing and augmented reality technology continues to advance, we can't help but...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 June 2016 - 10:34AM

Physicists Confirm that Schrodinger's Cat Is Both Dead and Alive - Even in Two Different Boxes

What happens when you cut Schrodinger's cat in half? Apparently, you get two halves of a cat that are both alive and dead, as...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 May 2016 - 1:03PM

Google Is Trying to Patent Injectable Cyborg Eyes

It's a running joke that Google, Facebook, and Apple are turning us all into cyborgs, since our constant usage of convenient...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 3:55PM

New Clinical Trial Will Attempt to Bring Dead Humans Back to Life

Could we regenerate brains in clinically dead patients? A health watchdog organization has approved a new trial that will attempt to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 1:55PM

The Large Hadron Collider Was Just Derailed by a Weasel

The most powerful particle collider in the world has been shut down--by a weasel. According to internal documents posted online...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 2:07PM

Here's How NASA Plans to Dispose of Dead Bodies in Space

Currently, disposal of corpses is not a major concern for space travelers, since missions are so short and relatively safe that death...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 12:22PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks There's a "Very High" Chance We're Living in the Matrix

Could our entire universe be nothing more than a simulation? That's the subject of this fascinating panel at the 2016 Isaac Asimov...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 April 2016 - 10:05AM

Scientists Find Genetic Mutants Who Are Immune to Heritable Diseases

Have scientists discovered a real-life version of the X-Men? A recent genetic study uncovered a small proportion of individuals with...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 2:00PM

No. Planet Nine is Not About to Wipe Out Life on Earth

Scientists rally to condemn growing rumors that the mysterious Planet 9 will wipe out life on Earth.During Outer Places' Science of...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 April 2016 - 3:17PM

New Virtual Reality Death Machine Lets You Experience Your Own Cremation

Get ready for the most morbid virtual reality experience yet. A new attraction in Shanghai allows customers to experience their own...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 April 2016 - 12:49PM

Microsoft Launches the Teenager AI Chatbot of Your Nightmares

Microsoft just launched an artificially intelligent chatbot this morning, and it's something like SmarterChild specifically tailored...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 - 1:08PM

Scientists 3-D Print Cartilage Using "Ink" Made of Human Cells

Could 3-D printing be the answer to repairing injuries to the ears, knees, and noses? Scientists have devised a method for 3-D...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 5:46PM

Scientists Grow "Dinosaur Legs" in Chicken Embryos

It's said that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, but we technically still have dinosaurs running around Earth today (or at...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 2:25PM

Meet Nadine, the "Emotionally Intelligent" Robot That Looks Like a Cylon

Researchers in Singapore have unveiled an "emotionally intelligent" companion robot named Nadine, and she's so close to looking like a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 9:56AM

Eco-Friendly "Vertical Village" Is a Futuristic Eden

Many futuristic dystopias feature self-sufficient communities in tall, imposing towers rife with social and economic inequality, such...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - 1:50PM

Famous Scientists Get Special Powers in Awesome 8-Bit Style Animations

Scientists are already changing the world for the better, so they don't really need to be given superpowers to make them any cooler....

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 4:55PM

Zero-Gravity "Gorilla" Chases Astronauts on the ISS

Well, it's official. The astronauts on board the ISS have finally gone apesh*t. Commander Scott Kelly is in the home stretch of his...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 4:02PM

Adorable Bionic Bunny Gets a Set of Wheels to Replace Paralyzed Hind Legs

This might be the cutest thing I've ever seen. A baby bunny just went bionic, as some nice farmers outfitted him with a wheeled...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 2:42PM

Robots Powered by Bacteria Could Be the Next Big Thing in Medicine

Could bacteria be the (somewhat ironic) answer to cutting-edge targeted medicines? University of Pennsylvania researchers Elizabeth...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 1:36PM

NASA Releases Recordings of the Strange Music Heard by Astronauts in 1969

For the first time, NASA has made public the recordings taken by Astronauts as they passed by the far side of the moon back in 1969....

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 3:46PM