Weird Science

'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

A Giant Pac-Man Is About to Start Gobbling Up Space Debris

A huge Pan-Man-esque satellite will begin devouring space junk in 2018.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 2:34PM

Scientists Grow Miniature Beating Hearts in a Lab

The little hearts were grown from skin stem cells and beat once per day.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 1:36PM

Japan Accepts America's Challenge to a Giant Robot Duel

"Just building something huge and sticking guns on it... It's super American."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 July 2015 - 4:32PM

Timekeepers Add an Extra 'Leap' Second that Could Shut Down the Internet

It will take us a little longer to get to July than usual, as timekeepers are officially adding an extra second to today, June 30, at...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 1:23PM

Algae: The Future of Just About Everything

From biofuels to a future source of space food, algae might just be the most important substance in all of science.

Alexandra Grunberg
Saturday, 27 June 2015 - 11:05AM

Robots Play Minecraft to Learn to Make Logical Decisions

Robots are getting more and more complex and advanced every day, but there are still some seemingly simple functions of the infinitely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 June 2015 - 3:47PM

Attempts to Revive Wooly Mammoths Could Provide the Answer to Earth's Extinction Crisis

Endangered species could soon be benefitting from attempts to bring back their long-extinct ancestors

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 6:24PM

Scientist Claims the World Could Fall Into a Black Hole and We Wouldn't Even Notice

The "fuzzball" theory claims that black holes don't destroy matter, but make nearly perfect copies of it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 1:26PM