Tag Archives: Weird Science

Ig Nobels put catty science in spotlight

Now here’s news you can use: To stop snoring, try playing the Australian didgeridoo. The scientists who demonstrated that regular playing of the elongated wind instrument could serve as an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring were among … Continue reading

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Scientists revive weird cave crystal microbes

BOSTON – It sounds like a sci-fi tale: Scientists manage to revive strains of microbes that have been trapped inside giant cave crystals for tens of thousands of years, and find out that they seem positively alien. But this tale is … Continue reading

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Five science tales that aren’t April Fool’s jokes

Unicorns are real! Scientists propose cloaking device to protect Earth from aliens! Glow-in-the-dark skin grown in lab! Those may sound like April Fool’s headlines, but they’re actually amped-up twists on real-life science. Check out five recent scientific revelations that take … Continue reading

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‘X-Files’ climax shines spotlight on gene editing

Spoiler Alert! This post doesn’t reveal any major plot twists, but it does explore significant elements of the “X-Files” season finale. Stop reading now if you want it to remain a surprise. This week’s season finale of “The X-Files” is one … Continue reading

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Astronaut goes ape on the space station

Leave it to Scott Kelly, NASA’s record-holder for longest continuous time spent in space, to go big and go home: While winding down nearly a year in orbit, he donned an ape suit to terrorize a crewmate on the International … Continue reading

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‘X-Files’ revival brings UFO sleuths into the light

UFOs are back in style, thanks in part to the return of “The X-Files” to television this weekend, almost 13 years after the last episode had its original airing. And while Mulder and Scully are delving into new anomalies in prime … Continue reading

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Sex! Brains! Mystery! The Weirdies have ’em all

When the calendar turns, it’s time to reflect on the biggest sensations of the past year: Time’s Person of the Year, AP’s Top News Story, Hollywood’s Oscar picks — and, of course, the Weirdies. The Weirdies? Since 2008, my annual Weird Science Awards … Continue reading

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