Weird Science

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

Ex-Marine Claims He Spent 17 Years Protecting Humanity from Martians

A former U.S. marine is claiming that the government sent him to Mars as part of an elite military unit of "super-soldiers" that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 June 2014 - 11:34AM

Researchers Develop An Invisibility Cloak That Hides Objects from Touch

Move over, witchcraft, because science has created invisibility cloaks for nearly every sense. Over the past several years, scientists...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 June 2014 - 11:39AM

Salamander Study Brings Us One Step Closer to Human Limb Regeneration

Are salamanders the key to human limb regeneration? Researchers at University College London have identified a specific molecular...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 4:19PM

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual "soul"? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 4:57PM

Epic Rap Battle: Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Weird Al Yankovic, Chali 2na and Nice Peter (as Newton, deGrasse Tyson, and Nye, respectively) teamed up with "Epic Rap Battles from...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 3:58PM

Astronauts Kick Off World Cup at International Space Station

While the whole world is waiting for the launch of the 2014 World Cup with anticipation, astronauts Reid Wiseman, Steve Swanson and...

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 10:19AM

Who Needs a World Cup? FIFA President Wants to Have a Galactic Cup

"Football is about freedom, equality and respect."    Or, at least it is according to Sepp Blatter, FIFA president (and yes, for...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 4:20PM

Space Has a Smell and It's... Stinky

After returning to Earth after months on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins answered his curious fan's...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 11:11AM

Ex-NASA Researcher Confesses To Intimate Relationship With Dolphin Test-Subject

Former NASA researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt recently disclosed certain well-hidden details about the nature of her relationship with...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 10:15AM