Weird Science

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

Furby Hacking Project Invites Terrifying Modifications to Create "Social Robots"

Furbies were somehow an immensely popular children's toy at one point, until we all collectively realized that they're horrifying...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 12:05PM

Paul Rudd and Stephen Hawking Face-Off in a Game of Quantum Chess, Narrated by Keanu Reeves

Ant-Man just went up against one of the greatest minds on the planet in a game of quantum chess, in a hilarious and informative new...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 12:55PM

The Truth is Right Here: Scientist Finds Large-Scale Conspiracies Are Unsustainable

In real life, the X-Files government conspiracy would collapse on itself.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 5:25PM

Watch Astronaut Scott Kelly Play Liquid Ping Pong in Space.

Today marks Astronaut Scott Kelly's 300th day aboard the International Space Station. Kelly is about two months away from the end of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 5:55PM

The Science of The X-Files: How Global Warming Could Create a Race of Mutant Humans

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 3:31PM

The Science of The X-Files: Cryonics, Immortality, and Psychic Talking Heads

The X-Files delves into the science of immortality.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 2:20PM

The Military Wants Your Brain to Speak Directly to Computers

Asking Siri a question only to have her tell you what she "found on the web" for something unrelated is kind of impressive, we guess,...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 8:06PM

The Science of The X-Files: "2Shy" and the Science of Vampires Who Suck Fat Out of Your Body

In the latest installment of the Science of the X-Files, we explore the real-life science of one of the show's grossest baddies.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:27PM

Cryogenically Frozen "Water Bear" Brought Back To Life After 30 Years

A new world record has been made- by Japanese scientists who successfully revived a tardigrade (tiny, water-dwelling organism) that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 3:31PM

The Science of The X-Files: Chernobyl, Genetic Hybridism, and the Science of the Flukeman

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 5:23PM

The Science of The X-Files: Leonard Betts and the Science of Head Regeneration

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 10:03AM

International Beauty Contest to Be Judged Entirely By Robots

Robots are gaining more and more abilities that are generally thought to be specific to humans, such as composing poetry, scoring...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 4:00PM

The Science of The X-Files: How Baby Peacock from "Home" Could Actually Exist

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 11:59AM

Real Scientific Study Says We're "Grossly Unprepared" for a Zombie Apocalypse

A zombie apocalypse is probably fairly low on humanity's list of concerns; we're much more likely to be wiped out by nuclear war,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 3:25PM

The Science of The X-Files: Alien Acidic Blood and the Real-Life "Toxic Lady"

The first season finale of the X-Files is based on a real-life X-File.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 11:39AM