Weird Science

NASA Solves The Mystery Of The Jelly Doughnut Rock On Mars

It was the jelly dougnut that officially baffled some of America's brightest minds, but NASA experts now think they have solved the...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 14 February 2014 - 5:55PM

Scientists Record The First Natural Occurrence Of Ball Lightning

*Update* Footage of the brief display of ball lightning is now online. The 11 second clip slows down the spectacular event, which...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 17 January 2014 - 3:16PM

NASA Invites You To Send Your Name To An Asteroid

Do you remember when the ultimate expression of love/desperate birthday gift was paying $29.99 to name a star after someone? Those...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 4:05PM

Are There More Stars In The Universe Than Grains Of Sand On Earth?

  People come out with all kinds of outlandish 'facts' about the incredible size of our universe, but thanks to Carl Sagan, none of...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 2:07PM

Watch Russia's Olympic Torch Take Its First Space Walk

The Sochi Winter Olympics gets underway in February and, as is traditional in the build up to such events, the Olympic torch is taken...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 November 2013 - 9:38AM

Lady Gaga Will Sing In Space On 2015 Virgin Galactic Flight

Urgh, I almost hate myself for writing this one, but it is just so weird I couldn't resist it. According to Us Weekly the oddball pop...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 07 November 2013 - 11:33AM

The UN Is Planning An Asteroid Defense Program

The United Nations agreed plans to set up an 'International Asteroid Warning Group', a program it hopes will help protect the Earth...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 28 October 2013 - 11:02AM

Jumping Spider Struggles To Hunt After Space Travel

The Jumping Spider is a fearsome predator here on Earth. Unlike many spiders, Jumping Spiders do not hunt by utilizing webs, instead,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 25 October 2013 - 1:02PM

Travel To The Edge Of Space In A Balloon For $75k

The commercial space industry is absolutely booming at the moment, opening up many exciting avenues for adventurers with large...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 - 4:31PM

10 Sci-Fi Technologies That Already Exist

If we are to believe Hollywood, the future is a scary place. There are giant aliens, swarms of aliens and Nazis living on the moon,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 17 October 2013 - 12:25PM

11 Year Old Brews Beer For NASA ISS Experiment

At the tender age of 11 years old, Michal Bodzianowski is set to take the art of brewing a beer to a whole new level. Bodzianowski's...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 - 3:36PM

Craft Brewery Creates Beer With Moon Dust

A Delaware craft brewery have taken beer into the final frontier with their latest small batch brew. Dogfish Head's Celest-Jewel-Ale...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 03 October 2013 - 1:33PM

Russian 'Space Troops' Not Ready For Alien Attacks

Russia's Aerospace Defense Troops are responsible for running the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Center near Moscow...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 03 October 2013 - 10:26AM

NASA Discover Tupperware Plastic On Titan

In space, no one can hear you store your sandwiches....That is until now. NASA scientists have discovered the building block of...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 - 4:30PM

Reality TV Series Will Send Celebrities To Space

A new reality show is about to break into the final frontier by pitting celebrities against one another for a chance to be sent into...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 - 4:47PM

Messenger Spots Han Solo On Mercury

Folks, we've been lied to all along. Han Solo was not heroically saved from his carbonite prison at the beginning of Star Wars: Return...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 23 September 2013 - 10:56AM

Key To Finding Alien Life Is In Their Gas

Finding traces of gas excretions could be our best hope of finding alien life, that is according to new research that was revealed at...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 16 September 2013 - 12:21PM

Frog Photobombs NASA's LADEE Launch

This could be the most spectacular photobomb ever to hit the internet. Clearly inspired by NASA's space-faring feats, this frog...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 September 2013 - 10:17AM

Astronomer To Start Hunting For Alien Spacecraft

Geoff Marcy, an astronomer with the University of California at Berkeley has already made a big impact when it comes to charting the...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 25 July 2013 - 12:42PM

Hubble Discovers A Blue Alien World

HD 189733b is an exoplanet that has just made it into the history books. For the first time ever, astronomers have been able to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 11 July 2013 - 10:40AM