Weird Science

Batman Costume With 23 Functioning Gadgets Wins Guinness World Record

Bruce Wayne better step up his game--special effects expert Julian Checkley has created a cosplay with 23 functioning gadgets that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 10:31AM

Here's the Exact Date an Asteroid Will End Human Civilization

Extinction-level events are ubiquitous in pop culture, but the impending apocalypse is more than fiction--we know the exact date the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 10:08AM

Tardigrades Could Be the First Animals Launched Into Interstellar Space

Tardigrades, a species of microorganism often referred to as "water bears" or less commonly "moss piglets", are some of the most...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 1:41PM

Watch Someone Test Whether They Can Stand on Liquid Mercury

Now, while you should most certainly not handle liquid mercury unless you're an expert (consider this your "don't try this at home"...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 4:45PM

Video Evidence of Nibiru, the 'Planet X' That Could Destroy Earth

If Nibiru actually exists, Earth is doomed.  Also known as "Planet X," Niribu is a planet lurking somewhere in space, allegedly...

Ian S.
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 1:41PM

'Iron Man' Jet Suit Inventor Sets World Speed Record

We all fantasize about being Iron Man, but inventor Richard Browning just made that dream a reality.    Browning has built his...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 10:15AM

This AI Chatbot Trolls Email Scammers With Hilarious Results

It's a story as old as time: a Nigerian prince, a crisis, and a mountain of cash waiting to be transferred into your bank account (for...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 10:08AM

Russian Engineer Creates a Robot Cemetery in Moscow

We have funerals to honor our fellow humans, and occasionally even ones for our pets. But what can be done for our old smartphones, or...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 7:45PM

Glowing Ring UFO Shocks China

Residents of a small village in China were left stunned by a glowing, ring-shaped UFO that mysteriously hovered in the sky for...

Ian S.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 2:09PM

The Wall of Lava Lamps That Protects the Internet From Hackers

With hackers hitting everyone from Equifax to HBO, you'd imagine something more advanced than lava lamps is protecting your...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 11:00AM

Astronomers Discover an Odd Planet That Snows Sunscreen

With every new planetary discovery that astronomers make, the universe becomes an even more intriguing and exciting place.Take, for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 7:23PM

Giant Glowing Ball UFO Stuns Siberia

Thousands of Russians had a literal close encounter last night with a giant glowing ball UFO that appeared in the sky above the city...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 11:00AM

Genetically Engineered Chickens Can Lay Eggs with Cancer-Fighting Proteins

Prescription drugs are usually tasteless at best or disgusting at worst, so the idea of eating food with the medication already...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 October 2017 - 4:48PM

Alphabet's 'Project Loon' Wi-Fi Balloons Have Split Into a Separate Company

A few years back, Google attempted to solve a problem relating to the massive chunks of the world that still have zero internet...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 11:04AM

Scientists Create Shape-Changing, Synthetic 'Octopus' Skin for Robots

Perhaps you've seen an absolutely terrifying ability that an octopus has, which involves squeezing their entire rubbery bodies...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 7:44PM

21st Century Problems: How NOT To Fall In Love With A Chatbot

If Ex Machina has taught us anything, except that Oscar Isaacs has some incredible dance moves in his arsenal of talents, it's that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 11:37AM

Could DARPA's Brain Uploads Lead To 'Matrix' Military Training?

With all the movies and TV shows currently streaming online, who has time to learn a new language or some other cognitive skill...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 11:22AM

The Most Powerful Weapons In The Sci-Fi Universe

Understanding one's tools is important, but it's especially paramount when dealing with weapons. Whether you're a Green Beret raising,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 05 October 2017 - 4:43PM

Snapchat Launches AR Art Galleries in Major Cities Around the World

Imagine if you could fill a city with digital art sculptures that are completely invisible to the naked eye, but that appear in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 8:52PM

Vacuum Cleaner Company Dyson Will Build an Electric Car by 2020

The world of battery-powered vehicles is becoming ever more crowded. In addition to the myriad of other companies that are already...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 7:37PM