Weird Science

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

Superstring Theory Predicts a 10-Dimensional Universe

Humans tend to perceive the world as existing in three dimensions: length, width, and depth. But some physicists believe that not only...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 December 2014 - 2:46PM

Facebook Plots an AI that Will Tell You Not to Post Drunk Selfies

Almost everyone who has a Facebook has posted a picture that they've ultimately regretted. Out of the goodness of their hearts (I...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 11:46AM

Can Physics, Biology, and Art Be Unified Under One Mathematical Constant?

The golden ratio, extracted from the infamous Fibonacci sequence, has been theorized to be a "cosmic constant," or a mathematical...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 10:53AM

Artist Vibrates 48 Water Pools Using Her Emotions

Futuristic artist Lisa Park created an installation in which she can control the vibrational movements of water pools using her...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 11:46AM

Japanese Company Reveals Plans for Full-Blown Underwater City

Underwater cities that can house thousands of people is nothing more than science fiction today, but according to one ambitious...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 November 2014 - 3:48PM

Student Sends a Robot to School in His Place for a Week

A young boy from Long Island just got the award for most dedicated student of the year, as he sent a robot to his school rather than...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 3:57PM

Can 'Magic' Shoes Make You Happier By Changing the Sound of Your Footsteps?

Can these new "magic" shoes make you happier simply by changing the "soundtrack" of your body? A British research team claims that...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 3:34PM

Japan to Launch Asteroid Blasting Space Cannon Later This Month

The Rosetta Philae lander safely landed on a comet yesterday as the world watched with bated breath, demonstrating that space...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 1:52PM

Physics Explains Why All Hipsters Look the Same

In a 2011 Huffington Post article called "Who's a Hipster?", Julia Plevins wrote, "The whole point of hipsters is that they avoid...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 November 2014 - 11:31AM

Will an Expanding Bubble of Alien Matter Consume the Universe?

What happens at the end of the universe? Cosmologists have attempted to answer this question for centuries, but the strangest answer...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:38AM

Scientists Infect Living Plants with a 700-Year-Old Virus

Could melting polar ice caps release killer viruses? A new study gives rise to a new and terrifying doomsday scenario as researchers...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 2:33PM

Scientists Summarize Their Research With Emojis

Academic writing, according to many, is becoming unnecessarily abstruse. The language is both complex and filled with extremely...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 6:39PM

Composer To Stage Opera Performed by Androids

The work of Keiichiro Shibuya may give a whole new meaning to electronic music, as he plans to stage an opera performed by androids in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 4:36PM

New Paper Claims That Siberian Craters Explain the Bermuda Triangle

When, three months ago, a seemingly bottomless pit of unknown origin appeared in Siberia, in an area nicknamed "the end of the world,"...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 4:24PM