Weird Science

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

The Science Behind Psychic Phenomena According to a Dean at Princeton

Are psychic phenomena similar to electromagnetic processes or entropy? Former Dean of Engineering at Princeton University Robert G....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 4:56PM

3 Hungry MIT Students Create 3D Printed Ice Cream

  It's the summer, it's hot and you're all out of ice cream. Normally this a scenario to strike fear into the heart of sweet tooths...

Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 2:19PM

Bottomless Pit Opens Up at the End of the World - Weird Theories Ensue

A huge crater has appeared in Siberia, and it has scientists completely flabbergasted. The Siberian Times revealed this footage of the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 3:58PM

New Odor-Resistant Outfits Might Help ISS Astronauts Smell Better

With the help of a 58-foot robotic arm, the six Astronauts aboard the International Space station accepted the 3,300-pound Cygnus...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 12:21PM

The Dr. Manhattan of the Animal Kingdom Can Reassemble After Being Blown Up

In the graphic novel Watchmen, the character Dr. Manhattan is torn to pieces in an explosion, and then reassembles over several...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 10:22AM

Will We Someday Use Child Sex Robots to Treat Pedophiles?

If we create robots that look like children, the uncanny valley may be the least of our problems. At a robot ethics panel at Berkeley...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 3:13PM

The Robot World Cup Kicks Off in Brazil This Week

If you're struggling with post-World Cup depression on this gloomy Monday, don't fret because the Robot World Cup is here to put a...

Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 1:51PM

Plants Are More Aware Than We Thought - One Species Can Hear Itself Being Eaten

According to a new study, a certain type of plant, called the Arabidopsis thaliana (seen above), can hear caterpillars munching on...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 12:05PM

Tyra Banks Dreams Up Weird Sci-Fi Future That is Unintentionally Dystopian

Tyra Banks decided to try her hand at precognition today, and attempted to predict the beauty standards of the future. The thesis of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 - 10:47AM

Woman Grows Tiny Nose in Her Spine After Failed Stem Cell Surgery

Eight years after a failed experimental surgery in which olfactory stem cells from a paraplegic's nose were implanted into her spine,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 - 11:54AM

2,000 Curious Visitors in France go to See the World's Most Elusive Plant

More than 2,000 curious visitors flocked to the botanical garden of Nantes, France yesterday-- braving hours in line to catch a rare...

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 1:44PM

Is A Robotic Octopus Coming To A Life-Saving Surgery Near You?

Could the future of medical science give us a real-life Dr. Octopus?   Surgeons have long used the assistance of robotics during...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 11:12AM

Bio-Hacker's Liquid Spray Can Erase Your DNA

"Don't be tracked, analyzed, or cloned."   A new liquid spray can erase anyone's genetic trace. Brooklyn artist and bio-hacker...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 4:22PM

Satellite Imagery Could Solve The Riddle Of Noah's Ark

After centuries of speculation, the biblical tale of Noah and his ark is once and for all being put to test thanks to modern...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 11:33AM

All Aboard! Ants Go to Space for Study to Improve Robotics

A crew of ants kept the astronauts on the International Space Station company as part of the cutely-named Ants in Space CSI-06...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 10:40AM