Weird Science

China Debuts Virtual News Anchor With Artificial Intelligence... And It's Disturbingly Realistic

Personality is a big part of what makes news anchors successful and why people tune in to watch them, at least here in the United...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 11:13AM

Physicists Have Developed a Math Equation for the Perfect Pizza

You probably don't think of the math that goes into everything you eat, but that's really what a recipe is: math with a bit of...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 11:29AM

Watch a Cockroach Kick a Wasp in the Face To Avoid Zombification

Sympathy for a pest like the cockroach is not something you'll encounter very often, but when the stakes include being stabbed in the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 01 November 2018 - 11:27AM

American Victims of Sonic 'Health Attacks' in China Suspect a Conspiracy Cover-Up

It sounds like the beginning of a Cold War political thriller or a Black Mirror episode: according to NBC, over a dozen Americans...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 12:46PM

Hybrid IVF Procedure Allows Two Women to Carry the Same Baby

We probably don't need to fully explain how in vitro fertilization typically works, but generally speaking it involves injecting sperm...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 1:03PM

Scientists Discover A Way To Turn Human Urine Into Bricks

The past few years have seen some big scientific advances when it comes to urine, especially when it comes to power: a research team...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 1:58PM

Alien Landing Pads? NASA Spots Other Weird Icebergs Floating In the Antarctic

Earlier this month, NASA spotted something particularly bizarre while flying over the Antarctica: a perfectly formed iceberg with...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 12:55PM

Crows Become Third Species to Create Compound Tools, After Humans and Great Apes

Remember when you learned that tool-making was one of the major features that set humans apart from all other animals? Well, that...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 11:45AM

Rare Underwater 'Headless Chicken Monster' Photographed Off the Coast of Antarctica

There is a science to naming newly discovered creatures and organisms, but sometimes it's just easier for scientists to call a thing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 10:27AM

Elon Musk Says It's "Time to Create a Mecha" After Watching Late-Night Anime Movie

No, you haven't stumbled across a mistakenly syndicated article from The Onion. We're apparently living in a timeline where the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:53PM

Scientists Inquire: Can Dogs Actually Tell the Difference Between Human Words?

Most dog owners feel a special connection with their pet. They speak to it like a child or friend and are convinced that the dog...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 11:29AM

Ancient Remains of Child Given a 'Vampire Burial' Were Found in a Baby Cemetery in Italy

How does one bury a vampire? They sleep in coffins and are technically already dead, so it's a tricky question. It turns out that 5th...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Scientists Abuzz After Baffling Bee Behavior During Total Solar Eclipse

What do animals know that we don't know? The New York Times reports that during last summer's total solar eclipse, bees at 16...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 9:59AM

Alien Mania Erupts Again As Video Shows Triangular UFO Over Mexico City

Ufologist Scott C. Waring calls it  "Absolute proof that aliens are active in Mexico," which is a pretty bold claim for (probably)...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 1:02PM

Study Suggests Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Bodily Fluids and Caused Heads to Explode

And all this time we thought the people of Pompeii and the surrounding areas got off relatively easy in 79 AD — sure, being covered...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 12:30PM

Google's DeepMind Can Now Create Fake Photos That Look Totally Realistic

A few weeks ago, we covered Congress' letter to the Director of National Intelligence, which asked the agency to look into...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 12:41PM

This Giant Crab Snack-Attacked a Seabird in Its Sleep and Carnage Ensued

It's common in nature documentaries to see birds preying on cute, tiny animals like crabs and lizards on the beach because that's now...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:21PM

Dosing Octopuses With Ecstasy Makes Them Act Like Humans On MDMA According To A Study By Johns Hopkins University Doctors

Better known as ecstasy or MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a psychoactive drug that is used recreationally to give people a...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 11:07AM

An Explosion Of Thousands Of Spiders Turned This Greek Fishing Village Into A Real-Life Horror Story With Their Gigantic Webs

There is still over a month left until Halloween, but one small town in Greece already looks like it was decorated by overzealous...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:05AM

Researchers Discover Three New Weird Fish Species at the Bottom of the Pacific Ocean

Building an expensive rocket and launching it into space isn't the only way to find alien life. According to the National Oceanic...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 9:56AM