Weird Science

The Funniest Solutions to the Baby Hitler Time Travel Paradox

Because this is what the world has come to.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 4:09PM

Four TV Shows Scientifically Proven to Make You More Emotionally Intelligent

It's long been theorized that consuming certain types of fiction makes a person more empathetic; for example, a recent study showed...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 4:34PM

The US Military Could Deploy Drones Armed With High-Energy Laser Guns by 2017

Thanks to a new high-energy laser weapon, the future of drone warfare is rapidly resembling something out of a terrifying science...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 1:26PM

Little Giants Kickstarter Makes Action Figures out of Our Geeky Heroes

Action figuress are often reserved for those characters who are able to wield an axe, fire a rocket or lift a truck. But what about...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 8:47AM

Ethicists Launch a Campaign Protesting Artificially Intelligent Sex Robots

Is society heading towards a real-life Westworld? Prominent ethicists, led by De Montfort University researcher Kathleen Richardson,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 2:18PM

A Transhumanist Pastor on Killer AI, Battlestar Galactica, and Humans as Artificial Intelligence

Transhumanist pastor Christopher Benek made waves recently when he asserted that he "doesn't see Christ's redemption as limited to...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 3:58PM

Scientists Plan to Reawaken a 30,000-Year-Old Virus

This sounds like a good idea if we ever heard one.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 - 10:18AM

You Can Now Choose the Moon as Your Eternal Resting Place

This may be simultaneously the most morbid and sentimental use of space yet. Elysium Space, a company described as a "celestial...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 - 4:28PM

'Heart in a Box' Device Resuscitates Hearts Removed from Dead Bodies

"They're not really dead, but it doesn't really matter."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 3:29PM

JAXA Spacecraft Delivers Hard Liquor and a Dozen Mice to the ISS

JAXA's HTV spacecrafts are known as "Kounotori," or "White Storks," in Japan, but they're not exactly bringing babies. This morning,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 August 2015 - 2:03PM

Digital Immortality: New Social Network Learns Your Personality and Keeps Posting After Your Death

In the second series premiere of Black Mirror, which starred Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson, a woman signs up for a service that...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 August 2015 - 10:30AM

Scientists Grow a Miniature Human Brain in a Lab

The “brain in a jar” scenario, in which a mad scientist disembodies a person's brain and connects it to a simulated reality, is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 5:30PM

A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement

Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 August 2015 - 2:53PM

Planet of the Apes: Koko the Gorilla Demonstrates Great Apes' Capacity for Speech

Forget about the robot apocalypse, we might need to worry about apes taking over the world.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 August 2015 - 1:04PM

The X-Files Scientific Advisor on Why It's More Accurate Than Other Sci-Fi Shows

"Much of the science is actually true."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 3:05PM

Brain-Scanning Software Checks If Your Brain Is Busy Before Giving You Notifications

"I'm busy right now, Siri."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 August 2015 - 12:28PM

Physicist Claims Traveling Back in Time Creates Doppelgangers that Annihilate Each Other

"If in Doctor Who, two Doctors were standing right next to each other, we found that a third Doctor must exist, of negative mass,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 3:20PM

Futurist Wants to Replace the Death Penalty with Behavioral Modification Brain Implants

He also suggests putting violent criminals in the Matrix for the rest of their lives.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 July 2015 - 2:05PM

Bionic Eye Successfully Implanted for the First Time

Are we on our way to bionic replacement organs? British scientists have just successfully implanted a bionic eye for the first time,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 3:36PM

From Cyborgs to Nanobots: 5 Ways Scientists Hope to Achieve Immortality for Humanity

We may not be at the point where we

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 7:05PM