Weird Science

Zombie Fungi Control and Then Kill Ant Hosts

The zombie apocalypse is already underway, if you're an ant. A certain type of fungus, nicknamed "zombie ant fungi," attaches itself...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 11:04AM

Cryopreservation: Freezing Bodies to Cure Death

Urban legend dictates that Albert Einstein's brain was pickled in a jar to preserve it for further study. Now, Max More, the president...

Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:07PM

Biobots: Researchers Attempting To Remotely Control Live Moths

Can we remotely control living things? Researchers from North Carolina State University aim to control the movement of moths by...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:46AM

Femitheist Advocates Society of Sameness and Almost No Men

Krista Jane Heflin became notorious for her Youtube video advocating "International Castration Day," in which all men are...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 2:24PM

Hello Kitty Goes to Space!

Hello Kitty's newest mission is in space! A miniature Hello Kitty figure is now orbiting around Earth in a satellite.   The figure...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 12:42PM

Brain Surgery Gives Woman Emotional Mind Reading Abilities

Could removing part of the brain afford a person emotional telepathy? A French woman who underwent brain surgery to treat epileptic...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 11:06AM

Human Harp Makes Music by Dancing on the Brooklyn Bridge

A melding of a human and the Brooklyn Bridge has become a new kind of instrument, called a "Movician." In a collaboration with Centre...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 1:40PM

The Hum: A Worldwide Phenomenon That's Driving People Insane

For perhaps as long as 70 years, individuals have heard a persistent, low-frequency sound that others cannot hear and that refuses to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 11:26AM

Neural Stem Cells Successfully Transplanted into Mice Brains

We may now be on our way to a real-life brain transplant, as researchers from the University of Luxembourg have neural stem cells...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 - 3:59PM

Scientists Create Transparent Mice with See-Through Organs

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have re-created the body horror of the television show Fringe, but with mice. ...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 11:54AM

Sims 4 Allows You to Play God with Avatars' Emotions

The Sims has always been a slightly existential experience, considering that you are essentially creating little people who conform to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:27AM

Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk with 80-90% Accuracy

Could a specific gene mutation tell us with near-certainty who will attempt suicide? Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine published...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 10:13AM

The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can a Particle Be Separated from Its Properties?

Can a property of an object be physically separated from the object itself? Physicists have long theorized a tenet of quantum...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 12:31PM

Plantoids: Amazing Robots That Actually Grow!

European researchers for the Plantoid Project are currently working on building robots with the ability to grow.    [Credit: The...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 3:13PM

Lust in Space: The Story of Five ~Sexually Experimental~ Geckos Lost in Space

The Russian Space Agency-- Roscosmos-- has lost contact with their six-ton Foton-M4 satellite, home to their Gecko Sex Lab, that...

Friday, 25 July 2014 - 11:54AM

Twerking Fever Reaches Scientific Community - Basement Jaxx's TwerkBot Is Here

  With the video for their new song, 'Never Say Never', British Electronic Duo Basement Jaxx have just brought Twerking into the...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 1:30PM

Oxford's eDNA May Protect Your Identity, But Can Also Tell If You're Drunk or Have Had Sex

What if your computer could tell who you were just from the way you use it? Oxford researchers have made this possible with their...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 4:18PM

Ken Ham: Stop Looking For Aliens, They're All Going to Hell Anyway

Is there intelligent life in the universe? It doesn't matter, according to creationist Ken Ham, because any intelligent beings that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 2:58PM

Thousand-Year-Old Goblet Shows Ancient Romans Used Nanotechnology

A 1,600-year-old Roman chalice, called the Lycurgus Cup, changes color based on the direction at which light hits it. Scientists...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 11:33AM

Bizzare MIT Prototype Gives Your Hand Two Extra Robotic Fingers

Have you recently found yourself in the frustrating situation of trying to carry more than two beers back to your friends at the pub?...

Friday, 18 July 2014 - 10:52AM