Weird Science

Japan's Autonomous Robot Fighting League Is Both Cute and Terrifying

We all love a good robot fight. But for those who aren't that interested in gigantic, car-crushing robots facing off in an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 11:27AM

Giant Robot Deathmatch Between America and Japan Is Officially Set for August

If there's one thing that's sorely lacking in our technology-driven modern lives, it's giant robot fights. This is all the more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 06 April 2017 - 12:05PM

Boaty McBoatface Begins Its Maiden Voyage to Antarctica

Boaty McBoatface is ready for departure!You may remember the controversy caused last year when the will of the Internet was subverted...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 17 March 2017 - 1:16PM

Marvel Fan Builds His Own Electrified Wolverine Claws

There are few among us who haven't dreamed of having retractable adamantium blades built into our hands. Sure, we don't get into knife...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 03 March 2017 - 11:17AM

Tinder Wants to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into Their Dating App

Even though Tinder released a fake promo for "TinderVR" last month, a spoof on connecting people through a couple's virtual reality...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 5:17PM

CERN's Large Hadron Collider May Have Just Disproved the Existence of Ghosts

Even before Bill Murray and his friends broke into the scene with proton packs and a hit theme song, scientists have struggled to...

Devin Klos
Friday, 24 February 2017 - 1:22PM

Wi-Fi Balloons Became a Great Example of Machine Learning

In this increasingly connected age, a major cause for concern is the availability of Internet access around the globe, or often the...

Devin Klos
Friday, 17 February 2017 - 7:31PM

Watch Someone Create a Working Lava Lamp From This DIY Science Kit

Everyone who's ever been through a school science fair knows that there are three projects that inevitably pop up: the baking soda and...

Super User
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 2:42PM

Check Out the Trailer for Bill Nye’s New Netflix Show, "Bill Nye Saves the World"

Bill Nye is back, and he’s out to save the world! If you, like many modern grown-ups, owe your love of science and critical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - 12:18PM

Quantum Encryption Just Took One More Step Toward Beating Hackers

Between Russian hackers and insecure email servers, this past election has proved that cyber security is going to be extremely...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 2:36PM

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Models Mars-Themed Clothes for Fashion Week

Fashion is truly made for the stars these days, or at least the people who've traveled among them. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk...

Devin Klos
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 8:31PM

Scientists Just Discovered a New State of Matter, Called 'Time Crystals'

In what may represent a unique breakthrough in how we understand the universe, scientists have uncovered the existence of a new form...

Devin Klos
Monday, 30 January 2017 - 2:04PM

Watch a Firefighter With a Water-Powered Jetpack Fight a Simulated Fire

Sometimes you just have to stop yourself and say "Hey, I'm living in the future." Because if someone told us that there is currently...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 3:40PM

A Brewery Founded By MIT Geeks Releases a New Sci-Fi Rock Album on Beer Cans  

When was the last time Pabst Blue Ribbon released a beer based on a sci-fi concept album about transdimensional travel? Never,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 2:00PM

Reddit-Based Stock Market Will Deal Exclusively in Memes

In one of your late-night internet searches, you may have had the good fortune to stumble across Reddit's r/MemeEconomy — a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 7:36PM

Watch One of the First Real, Working Robotic Dragonflies Fly around a Room

Dragonflies are the Holy Grail for hobby roboticists and drone enthusiasts: there's something magical and elusive about the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 5:31PM

Scientists Now Think the Aging Process Is Reversible

A new form of gene therapy produced rejuvenating effects on mice, according to a new study published in Cell. This rejuvenating...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 12:09PM

The Supermoon Stranded an Octopus in a Parking Garage

The full moon has long been associated with strange and/or mystical happenings, running the gamut from increased instances of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 December 2016 - 3:55PM

Researchers Claim Parallel Universes Interact with Each Other

Parallel universes are generally understood as just that: parallel. By definition, they don't impact each other, because they never...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 28 November 2016 - 5:20PM

Could The Universe Really Just Be One Giant Alien?

In our search for extraterrestrial life, we may have overlooked one giant possibility - that alien life is right in front of us, or...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 2:32PM