Weird Science

Spider-Man Worm Shoots Sticky Webs Out of 'Slime Jets'

Spider-Man's web-slinging powers have been explained in several different ways in his comics and movies, including genetic mutation...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 1:12PM

Friday's Solar Eclipse Mirrors the Day Richard III's Wife Died 530 Years Ago

When a partial solar eclipse plunges Britain into darkness on Friday, it will mirror a historical event that occurred on March 16,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 4:23PM

Creepy 'Hello Barbie' Eavesdrops on Your Children and Learns Your Dog's Name

Barbie was already creepy on so many different levels, but now Mattel has decided to add one more. The new "Hello Barbie" has voice...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 4:16PM

Chameleons Modify Nanocrystals Under Their Skin to Change Color

One of nature's most spectacular mysteries has finally been solved, as scientists have determined the mechanism by which chameleons...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 4:20PM

The WellCome Trust's Best Science Photos of the Year Will Blow You Away

The WellCome Image Awards finalists were announced recently and the mind-blowing shortlist of some of the best science images of the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 2:28PM

Real-Life Inception? Scientists Implant Fabricated Memories in Mice

Have scientists discovered a real-life method for incepting false memories? Researchers from Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 March 2015 - 4:22PM

Invisibility Cloak 'Metamirrors' Can Turn Into Windows

We've gotten one step closer to real-life invisibility cloaks using artificially engineered metamaterials, and now that same...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 March 2015 - 2:54PM

World's Smallest Human Sculpture Stands on a Strand of Hair

Artist Jonty Hurwitz has created the tiniest human figure in the world: a nano sculpture that is too small to be seen with the naked...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 March 2015 - 5:35PM

How Homer Simpson Predicted The Higgs Boson Before Physicists

He's the intellectually-challenged patriarch of one of TV's most famous families, but could it be that Homer Simpson predicted the...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 4:24PM

Scientists Wirelessly Control Movements of Live Cyborg Cockroaches

Last summer, researchers endeavored to create "biobots," or to remotely control live moths. Now, it looks like a team from Texas A&M...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 2:54AM

First Ever Photograph of Light Behaving as Both a Particle and a Wave

Scientists have long theorized that light acts as both a wave and a particle, but have never been able to directly observe it. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 March 2015 - 3:17PM

Germ-Killing Molecules in Alligator Blood May Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics

Scientists have been scrambling for a new type of antimicrobial treatment ever since the early 1990's, when it was first revealed that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 March 2015 - 1:29PM

The Best of #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Technology and science-oriented radio program Science Friday recently discussed the potential for technology to lead to unforeseen...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:03PM

Neuroscientist Wants to Perform a Human Head Transplant Within Two Years

Remember in Frankenstein, when building a person from parts of different bodies was a really great idea? Neuroscientist Sergio...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 12:17PM

Space Tourism Gets One Step Closer to Taking You to Space in a Giant Balloon

World View Enterprises has long been plotting to take humans to space in a giant balloon, and now it's a significant step closer to...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 4:19PM

NASA Explains Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream

Astronomers have known for some time that comets have a hard outer shell and a softer, porous interior. But now, NASA not only has...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 3:29PM

More Giant Craters Open in Siberia, Prompting 'Urgent Investigation' of Cause

Last July, a seemingly bottomless pit of unknown origin opened in Siberia, in a region affectionately nicknamed "the end of the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 10:19AM

Parody Video Raises Awareness of Robot Abuse

There may very well be "human" rights violations regarding sentient artificial intelligence in the future, but for now, this video is...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 1:02PM

Tomatan: The Wearable Tomato-Shaped Robot Who Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Today on our "why does this exist?" segment, Japanese vegetable juice company Kagome has built a tomato-shaped robot that feeds you...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 4:21PM

Performance Artist to Live as Someone Else for 28 Days Through Virtual Reality

UK performance artist Mark Farid is getting ready to plug into the Matrix. For 28 days, he will essentially live someone else's life,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 6:14PM