Weird Science

Interview: Jack Murphy Discusses Nikola Tesla's Death Ray and Mysterious Death

On January 8, 1943, inventor Nikola Tesla was found dead in room 3327 in Manhattan's New Yorker Hotel where he spent the last years...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:04PM

Flightless Elder God: Ancient Carnivorous 6'8" Penguin Was Like Something From Lovecraft

What if we told you that long ago, millions of years in the past, giant penguins ruled the land?Sure, everyone's always eager to talk...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 10:01AM

Scientist Claims Immortality Is Coming... But There's A Catch

Death is such a pain. There's no opt-out, and decomposing is a hassle.Not for long, though. According to scientist Dr. Ian Pearson,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 9:16AM

UFO Spotted Above Mount Everest in Professional Mountaineer's Photograph

An unidentified flying object has been spotted in a photo of Mount Everest taken by professional mountaineer and photographer David...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 10:27AM

Presidential Candidate Says He Time Traveled to Mars With Barack Obama in Secret Government Program

Andrew Basiago is a trial lawyer who ran as an independent candidate for US President in 2016. He is also, he claims, a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Asteroid Mining Is Just the Beginning: What If We Could Mine a Diamond Planet?

Somewhere out among the stars, not that far from home, is a planet named 55 Cancri e, otherwise known as Janssen (which makes it sound...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:37AM

'Screaming Mummy' Mystery Solved? Famous Skeleton May Be Hanged Prince Who Plotted Murder of Pharaoh

If there's one thing missing from The Mummy, it's a good dash of scientific analysis.Thankfully, the real world has this covered:...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:14AM

Aliens Helped America Defeat Nazis With Future Technology, Says Navy Aerospace Engineer in New Book

It's no secret that the Nazis were into some strange, occult stuff, but some of the weirdest rumors about the Third Reich come from...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 1:19PM

AI Generated Candy Hearts Contain Not-So-Romantic Messages

Neural networks are amazing, artificially intelligent systems that can be used for some amazing things. They can also be used for some...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 4:48PM

Pentagon UFO Director Says Alien Spacecraft Can Warp Space-Time

One of the hallmarks of a UFO is uncanny aerodynamics--the ability to hover, accelerate to high speeds, suddenly stop, and pull off...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 11:01AM

Scientists Discover an Entirely New Form of 3D Vision in Praying Mantises

Praying mantises have a talent that no other insect with compound eyes can perform. While bees and ants and flies are all able to see...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 6:44PM

Texas Televangelist Gloria Copeland: 'Inoculate Yourself With the Word of God,' Don't Get a Flu Shot

We previously reported on the Genesis II church encouraging its members to drink bleach in order to cure autism, but televangelist...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Ancient Fossilized Spider With a Tail Resembles the 'Alien' Facehugger

As cloning technology develops, many people are getting increasingly invested in the idea of bringing prehistoric animals back to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 February 2018 - 7:08PM

NASA Shows Off the Strange 'Penguin and Egg' Twin Galaxies

Thanks to powerful skywatchers like the Hubble Space Telescope and similar devices, we've managed to discover a lot of extremely...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 03 February 2018 - 1:15PM

Science Just Proved Swearing Actually Physically Reduces Pain

Next time your mom makes you put a dollar in the swear jar, just let her know that you're practicing self-therapy. Psychologist and...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 01 February 2018 - 1:54PM

New Stem Cell Study Plans to Bring Dead People Back to Life

A couple of decades ago, there were some things that science knew it simply couldn't cure--terminal disease and death itself chief...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 01 February 2018 - 1:14PM

Pizza Is Healthier Than Cereal for Breakfast, Says Coolest Doctor Ever

The shame that comes with ordering a whole pizza for yourself can only be countered by spacing the pie out into at least two meals....

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 3:29PM

Brain Scans Can Predict Friendships, New Study Shows

Every so often, new research comes out that makes us fear the direction that our collective, ever-accelerating patterns of media...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 11:09AM

Is the Key to Immortality Hiding in Naked Mole-Rats?

There has already been a bunch of stories about how naked mole rats are almost immune to cancer (despite those two zoo specimens...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 11:09AM

Elon Musk Denies He's Starting a Zombie Apocalypse While Selling Flamethrowers

At this point, we're pretty sure that Elon Musk has shown his hand: his entire business plan is based around people telling him "Elon,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 10:18AM