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Category: Weird Science

Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth

Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth
We’ve all seen movies and TV shows over the years that give us a glimpse at what life on Earth would be like if we lost all power and our electronics were inoperable. What you might…
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World’s Largest Bird Had 24-foot Wingspan

World’s Largest Bird Had 24-foot Wingspan
A group of scientists unearthed a massive bird fossil in South Carolina 30 years ago, and it has taken them until now to identify the fossil. The researchers have now identified the fossilized remains as the…
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Scientists Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline

Scientists Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline
NASA scientists have been working hard to replicate the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. Titan has a very dense, high pressure, brownish atmosphere. We know the chemical composition of Titan’s atmosphere thanks…
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Rumor Says Google in Talks to Invest Millions in Virgin Galactic

Rumor Says Google in Talks to Invest Millions in Virgin Galactic
A story in Sky News claims that Google is in talks with Virgin Galactic to invest millions of dollars in the venture. Virgin Galactic is the project that aims to eventually take private passengers on a…
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Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles
I’d wager what most of us know of the velociraptor is what we learned from Jurassic Park. The Raptor is a smaller dinosaur that is believed to have hunted in packs. Scientists at the Korea Advanced…
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid
Perhaps the most famous scientist alive today is astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He has his own internet meme and is the host of the major network TV show Cosmos. Tyson recently talked about alien contact being…
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Lieutenant Calf, You Got New Legs!

Lieutenant Calf, You Got New Legs!
A poor calf was literally left out in the cold this winter and suffered frostbite to both of its hind legs. The frostbite was so severe that the calf lost both the back legs to surgical…
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SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder
Last year we found out about TellSpec, a portable scanner that can identify the composition of food as well as provide nutritional data. A company called ConsumerPhysics is raising funds for SCiO, which works similarly to…
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Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty
When I was growing up, the only putty-like plaything I had was good old Silly Putty. I always loved messing around with it until it started to turn a sort of weird grey color after picking…
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World’s Smallest Magazine Cover

World’s Smallest Magazine Cover
While there’s no shrink ray in existence as of yet, scientists are hard at work at making magazines available for us, just in case we ever get down to the micrometer scale. In fact, a laboratory…
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NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing
NASA has announced that it is set to send the OPALS – or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science – device to the ISS. What that means is that NASA is sending a laser up to the…
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Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation

Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation
One of the many staples of science fiction and other fantasy movies and TV shows is suspended animation. If you have to fly somewhere on a starship, suspended animation will get you there without you being…
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The Miracle Machine Turns Water into Wine, Kinda.

The Miracle Machine Turns Water into Wine, Kinda.
A lot of people out there really enjoy brewing their own beer. There are plenty of kits out there that make it easy to make your own brew and get drunk without having to trek down…
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Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today
A rather large asteroid named 2014 DX110 is set to make a “close approach” to the Earth today. Astronomers say the asteroid will indeed pass between the Earth and Moon. While that sounds frighteningly close to…
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Forensics Reveal the Face of Crystal Head Vodka

Forensics Reveal the Face of Crystal Head Vodka
You know how forensic artists are. They can’t pass up an opportunity to take a skull and see what it looked like when it was alive. They might even be curious to see what the skull-shaped…
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Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight

Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight
Last week in the California desert, a $2.2 billion solar plant opened that creates electricity by harnessing solar energy. Rather than using traditional solar panels, this facility has hundreds of mirror-like reflectors that shoot the sunlight…
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