Weird Science

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

Hitachi Designs a Dystopian 'Happiness Monitor' for Employers to Track Workers' Emotions

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has just invented a new "workplace happiness monitor" in order to help employers boost morale in the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 10:45AM

Watch: NASA Video Shows How Water Behaves in Space

As part of a series of experiments to determine exactly how water behaves in microgravity, NASA has released a video that shows the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 February 2015 - 5:53PM

Fire Department Called After Robot Vacuum Attacks Sleeping Owner's Head

We all knew it was just a matter of time before robots started wanting to kill us all, but the time to welcome our robot overlords...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 4:08PM

What Would Happen if Humans Were Suddenly Wiped Off the Face of the Earth?

Many recent television shows and movies have explored the concept of the Rapture, in which a significant portion of the human...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 11:27AM

Battery-Powered Bell Still Ringing 175 Years After Its Creation

A battery-powered bell at the University of Oxford has been ringing for 175 years, and scientists essentially have no idea why. Its...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 3:34PM

From Bigfoot to Loch Ness - A Cryptozoological Map of the United States

We all know that Bigfoot trundles around the Pacific Northwest, but do you know where to find Mothman or the many different versions...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 January 2015 - 2:56PM

Scientists Use a Mechanical Worm Brain to Control a Lego Robot

Worms are becoming unlikely candidates to facilitate a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Researchers from the Open Worm...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 4:21PM

Physicists Slow Down the Speed of Light in Groundbreaking Experiment

In the last two years, physicists have proposed that the "speed of light" constant is either slower than previously thought or not a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 1:40PM

Amazon Selling 12ft Tall Robot That Shoots Off BB Rounds When its Pilot Smiles

What do you get for the person who has everything? Amazon Japan now has a completely terrifying answer to that question in the form of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 January 2015 - 1:28PM

Robotic Geisha Can Make Conversation, Sing, and Cry

The newest creepily realistic android from Japan was presented at CES today, a robotic geisha from Toshiba named ChihiraAico....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 3:59PM

Scientists Discover Particles That Are Half-Light, Half-Matter

Scientists have been trying to build computing devices with the capabilities of both light and matter for many years. Now, the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 1:40PM

Court Declares Orangutan a 'Non-Human Person'

An Argentinian court has just expanded the legal definition of personhood, as they have declared a captive orangutan to be a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 3:03PM

NASA Emails a New Wrench to the ISS

NASA just gave the astronauts aboard the ISS the most practical, inspired Christmas gift ever. When Made in Space, the 3-D printing...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 2:22PM

U.S. Navy Unveils Robotic Shark Drone as Latest Weapon

The U.S. Navy has officially completed testing for the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) called the GhostSwimmer, which is essentially...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 5:00PM