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Category: Weird Science

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.
In a study published in Nature magazine, a group of scientists revealed that human cells may be induced to regenerate appendages in the same way that salamanders do. Meaning we can also grow salamander limbs. Kidding.…
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Mdi Air-Powered Car Gets Priced and Dated: Air Not Included

Mdi Air-Powered Car Gets Priced and Dated: Air Not Included
What would you say if I told you that your next car could run on air instead of gasoline, and that it would produce zero pollution? The MDI AIRpod might just bring that promise to reality…
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Build Your Own Tesla Coil

Build Your Own Tesla Coil
And some people think junk is just, well, junk. But to the more visionary among us, that junk could be anything. Anything. Even a Tesla coil, if you’re innovative enough. This DIY Tesla coil was built…
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Tiny Meteorite + Boy + ???? = Internet Fame

Tiny Meteorite + Boy + ???? = Internet Fame
“Gerrit Blank, 14, was on his way to school when he saw “ball of light” heading straight towards him from the sky.” It sounds like the origin of a superhero, but this is actually a true…
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Experiment Reveals Gray Hair Means Damaged Dna – So Baldness Means Lack of Dna?

Experiment Reveals Gray Hair Means Damaged Dna – So Baldness Means Lack of Dna?
Can mental or emotional stress damage our DNA? An experiment has shown that the presence of gray hair means that the melanocyte stem cells in hair follicles – that ones that become melanocytes that give color…
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Weird Insect Eggs Don’t Need No Special Effects

Weird Insect Eggs Don’t Need No Special Effects
They say that truth is stranger than fiction. I say that when it comes to eggs, fictional eggs are overall much much freakier.  I mean, are there any real eggs that spawn facehuggers? But as these…
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Auto-Cannibalistic Table: Environment-Friendly, Pocket-Unfriendly

Auto-Cannibalistic Table: Environment-Friendly, Pocket-Unfriendly
How happy would you be if your all your stuff kept on eating themselves and consequently disappearing? Like, you build a house, and then one random Tuesday you drive home to a plot of land with…
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The Real Alien Ant Farm

The Real Alien Ant Farm
Remember playing with ant farms when you were a kid? You know, the type where you’d get sand all over the place and proceed to kill all of your insect friends within a matter of minutes…
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Cellular Jewelry is Positively Atomic

Cellular Jewelry is Positively Atomic
Etsy jewelry Emily Eps’ creations are perfect for any venue except science classes on test days, unless you want everyone staring at your neck for clues about red and white blood cells. No cheating, kids. Geeky…
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Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating
Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed…
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The Great Insect War: Ants Versus Phoridae

The Great Insect War: Ants Versus Phoridae
Freaky news from Texas: apparently, fire ants are becoming a problem in the Lone Star State, so they’re importing phorid flies to deal with the problem. Pshaw, what can puny flies do against ants, you must…
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Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk

Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk
Yet another proof that geeks are indeed cool: A bunch of scientists – whose professional motto is “Why not?” – decided to combine certain metals with the silk of the Araneus spider, and came up with…
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Wear These Science Shirts and Lose All of Your Friends

Wear These Science Shirts and Lose All of Your Friends
It’s one thing to confound people with scientific concepts. But these shirts take it to the next level of geekery. Wear at your own risk. The “I Survived the Large Hadron Collider” shirt celebrates the fact…
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Virtual and Literal Periodic Table Are Bursting With Awesomeness. and Elements.

Virtual and Literal Periodic Table Are Bursting With Awesomeness. and Elements.
Theodore Gray is one of the founders of technical computing software company Wolfram Research. But we’re not going to talk about that aspect of his life. You see Gray needed a conference table for his office.…
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Yay for Art!: Cloaca No 5 Machine Literally Produces Pieces of Crap

Yay for Art!: Cloaca No 5 Machine Literally Produces Pieces of Crap
The fifth version of world-renowned artist Wim Delvoye’s sculpture is now on exhibit at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s gallery up until Valentine’s Day. Why should we care? Because his sculpture is actually a machine.…
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U-Fizz Makes Anything Fizzy and Bubbly

U-Fizz Makes Anything Fizzy and Bubbly
Can’t drink any more Coca-Cola? Pooped out on Pepsi? Sick of soda pop? Thanks to the miracles of home carbonation, you can turn anything you want into a fizzy lifting drink (lifting not guaranteed). Just get…
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