Category Archives: Strange Science

Strange Science: Protecting Cows from Biting Flies

Japanese researchers have conducted an experiment on protecting cows from biting flies. They’ve found that by painting cows with zebra-like stripes, the biting flies are dissuaded from biting the cows. Animal scientists believe that zebras may have evolved to have … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Accidental Discoveries

Some of the most fascinating things in the scientific world are the accidental discoveries. Things we take for granted, like microwaves and Play-Doh are included among the many things that experimenters did not set out to create, but realized the … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Scientifically Accurate Zombies?

Zombies are a staple in horror fiction and media, but there are a number of ways in which zombies could be real, based on science. This article from SyFy talks about several scenarios in which zombies might actually rise up, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space

Voyager 2, a deep-space probe launched by NASA, has reached interstellar space, following Voyager 1, which left “the region of space outside the bubble-shaped boundary produced by wind streaming outward from the sun” in 2012. Both probes were launched in 1977, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Grandfather Paradox Resolved

The Grandfather Paradox tells us that time travel won’t work because if you went back in time and killed your own grandfather, you’d never be born, hence you could never travel through time. But mathematicians suggest that time travel might … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Time Travel in the Movies

Movies make everything look glamorous, and that includes science and time travel. There are varying degrees of accuracy in movie science and, as it turns out, movie time travel! This article talks about time travel in general, but with a … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The How-Tos of 3D Printing

We recently learned that the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation had commissioned 3D printed replica statues of the famous Dred Scott statue in St. Louis (where co-editor Dawn is from). Part of the process of replicating this statue apparently involved an MSJ-adjacent, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: A New State of Matter?

Physicists working in the field of quantum computing believe they have discovered a new state of matter that has great significance for quantum computing. This new state of matter is called “topological superconductivity,” which is not as easy to remember … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Soft Robotics and Implanted Medical Devices

Scientists at MIT have developed a soft robotics device known as a dynamic soft reservoir (DSR) to help human bodies manage their response to implanted medical devices. Currently, when a human receives an implanted medical device, there’s a strong possibility … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Volcanoes and Phyloplankton

The recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii had a devastating impact on the island. However, it appears that the lava that reached the Pacific Ocean may have created conditions ideal for a phyloplankton boom in the ocean. The … Continue reading

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