Weird Science

NASA-Funded Scientists Create Synthetic 8-Base 'Alien' DNA, Proving That Life Could Have Different Rules

A team of Florida-based researchers have created a strand of DNA that changes much of what we thought we knew about the limits of...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 22 February 2019 - 2:31PM

Chinese Researchers Raise Ethical Questions After Cloning Genetically Engineered Monkeys

In what sounds like a recipe for a viral apocalypse, scientists at Shanghai's Institute of Neuroscience have successfully cloned a...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 2:59PM

Cocaine May Be Causing Eels in London's River Thames to Become 'Hyperactive'

It's been known for some time now that improperly disposed of pharmaceuticals – including hormones, antibiotics, blood thinners, and...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 9:52AM

Massive, Spinning Ice Whirlpool Mysteriously Appears in Maine River

There are plenty of things you might expect to see in a New England river: ducks, geese, exhausted Ivy League rowers... all perfectly...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 9:18AM

Cuba's 'Sonic Attack' on US Diplomats in Cuba May Have Been Weaponized Cricket Noises

Back in October 2018, we reported on a series of sonic 'attacks' on US diplomats in China, which bore a striking resemblance to the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 2:04PM

New Model Suggests Our Universe Is Riding An Expanding Bubble In An Extra Dimension

When considering models of the universe, there is one very important factor that researchers have struggled with: the presence of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 11:45AM

An Amoeba Managed to Solve a Complex Mathematical Problem...Without a Brain

Math nerds will be familiar with the infamous "Travelling Salesman Problem" (TSP), but for those of you who don't obsess over computer...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 1:02PM

French Teen Injects Himself With DNA Strands Created From Bible and Quran Verses

Now that gene editing technologies are becoming more popular in labs around the world and in the basements of amateurs with enough...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 10:32AM

Researchers Use Sound Waves To Levitate Small Objects

In a study published earlier this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from Spain and the UK...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 2:16PM

Scientists Added Rabbit DNA To a Plant In the Name of Cleaner Air

Adding a plant to your work or living environment can help you breathe easier because of the boost in oxygen production. That's all...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 1:18PM

New Model Shows That Time Travel Is Possible, But Naturally, There's a Catch

If given the opportunity, most of us would jump at the chance to travel through time. It's something that sci-fi nerds and writers...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 10:56AM

Alien Hunters Claim New Video of SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Shows a TR-3B UFO

As we've said before, most UFO videos are recorded on the digital equivalent of a bent tin can, which often makes it difficult to tell...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:28PM

Chomp! Dracula Ant Jaws Move Faster Than Any Animal Part Known to Man

According to a recent study from a team of researchers from the University of Illinois, a species of ant known as the Dracula ant has...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 2:21PM

North Carolina Fisherman Catches Mysterious Lights on Video--Is It a UFO?

When it comes to prospective UFO sightings, there are a couple criteria that elevates a video from "probably a lens flare" to "huh,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 12:29PM

Mark Your Calendars and Place Your Bets: 'Time Traveler' Shares Dates of Future Events

Brace yourselves folks: the things you are about to learn may be too much for your fragile human minds to deal with in the present...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 12:00PM

Archaeologists Baffled By Ancient Bones of Child With a Skull in its Mouth

We've heard of bizarre burial practices in 5th century Italy where the dead were laid to rest with rocks in their mouths so that if...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 11:17AM

Company Claims to Have Found Atlantis On the Coast of Spain Using Satellite Imagery

Somewhere in California, a Hollywood executive is looking at the recent news surrounding the supposed discovery of Atlantis and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 11:51AM

New UFO Video Claims to Capture a TR-3B, a Reverse-Engineered Alien Craft

Outer Places was recently contacted by the folks over at UFO Today, a YouTube channel devoted to videos of supposed alien sightings....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 1:24PM

New Study: Human Brains Stay Alive For Hours After Death

What happens to the body after death? We've all heard the stories about how some animals – namely snakes – can still bite after...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 2:00PM

Why Is Wombat Poo Shaped Like A Cube? Scientists Finally Have An Answer (Yes, Someone Paid To Do This)

There are two types of people in the world: those who knew going into this article that wombat poop is cube-shaped, and those...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:08PM