Weird Science

Watch Astronaut Scott Kelly Play Liquid Ping Pong in Space.

Today marks Astronaut Scott Kelly's 300th day aboard the International Space Station. Kelly is about two months away from the end of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 5:55PM

The Science of The X-Files: How Global Warming Could Create a Race of Mutant Humans

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 3:31PM

The Science of The X-Files: Cryonics, Immortality, and Psychic Talking Heads

The X-Files delves into the science of immortality.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 2:20PM

The Military Wants Your Brain to Speak Directly to Computers

Asking Siri a question only to have her tell you what she "found on the web" for something unrelated is kind of impressive, we guess,...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 8:06PM

The Science of The X-Files: "2Shy" and the Science of Vampires Who Suck Fat Out of Your Body

In the latest installment of the Science of the X-Files, we explore the real-life science of one of the show's grossest baddies.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:27PM

Cryogenically Frozen "Water Bear" Brought Back To Life After 30 Years

A new world record has been made- by Japanese scientists who successfully revived a tardigrade (tiny, water-dwelling organism) that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 3:31PM

The Science of The X-Files: Chernobyl, Genetic Hybridism, and the Science of the Flukeman

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 5:23PM

The Science of The X-Files: Leonard Betts and the Science of Head Regeneration

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 10:03AM

International Beauty Contest to Be Judged Entirely By Robots

Robots are gaining more and more abilities that are generally thought to be specific to humans, such as composing poetry, scoring...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 4:00PM

The Science of The X-Files: How Baby Peacock from "Home" Could Actually Exist

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 11:59AM

Real Scientific Study Says We're "Grossly Unprepared" for a Zombie Apocalypse

A zombie apocalypse is probably fairly low on humanity's list of concerns; we're much more likely to be wiped out by nuclear war,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 3:25PM

The Science of The X-Files: Alien Acidic Blood and the Real-Life "Toxic Lady"

The first season finale of the X-Files is based on a real-life X-File.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 11:39AM

New Theory Claims Quantum Weirdness Only Exists in Our Imaginations

Scientists just came up with the quantum version of the Matrix argument. According to a new theory in theoretical physics, quantum...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 - 10:40AM

New Uterus Transplant Surgery Could Allow Men to Get Pregnant

In the fifth episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, Commander Trip Tucker returns from a mission to find that he has been impregnated by an...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 5:21PM

Hasbro Releases Eerily Lifelike Robotic Kitties for Seniors

With their new toy line for seniors, Hasbro proves itself determined to traverse the uncanny valley with these weird, almost realistic...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 4:12PM

Mysterious Heat Spots Detected in the Egyptian Pyramids

The Giza Pyramids, one of which is counted among the Seven Wonders of the World, have been the subject of fascination in the Western...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 4:28PM

Russia Is Training Monkeys to Man a Mission to Mars in Two Years

We haven't yet succeeded in sending a human to Mars, so maybe another species would have better luck. Russia is currently training...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 10:05AM

Watch: Star Trek Tractor Beam Levitates Object Using Acoustic Holograms

We've seen many Star Trek-esque technologies come to fruition, including transparent aluminum, molecular scanners, and, of course,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 2:24PM

The Funniest Solutions to the Baby Hitler Time Travel Paradox

Because this is what the world has come to.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 4:09PM

Four TV Shows Scientifically Proven to Make You More Emotionally Intelligent

It's long been theorized that consuming certain types of fiction makes a person more empathetic; for example, a recent study showed...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 4:34PM