Weird Science

Scientists Turn the Rosetta Comet Into a Very Unpleasant Perfume

When the Rosetta spacecraft explored comet 67P, it found traces of gases like hydrogen sulphide, ammonia and hydrogen cyanide, which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 1:07PM

Scientists Finally Discover the Function of 2,100 Year Old Computer

Since it was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Crete in 1901, the sophisticated-beyond-its time Antikythera Mechanism has...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 11:56AM

A Real-Life Doctor Who Dalek Helped Scientists Exterminate Superbugs

Daleks aren't known for their magnanimity towards the human race, but it looks like one of them just unwittingly helped us save some...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 3:03PM

Google's Neural Network Dreams Up Psychedelic 2001: A Space Odyssey

By now you've probably seen Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. You may even have seen those crazy, trippy image...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 12:50PM

Scientists Working on Pig/Human Hybrid Embryos

Scientists in the U.S. have injected human stem cells into pig embryos in an attempt to see if working human organs are able to be...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 06 June 2016 - 6:21PM

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