Category Archives: Strange Science

Strange Science: Tiny Squid!

Though the discovery was a couple of years ago, we’re still excited to learn about the Idiosepius hallami, a very small squid found by researchers in Australia. How tiny, you might ask? About the size of a human adult thumbnail. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: A Nothing Eating Space?

Physicists have theorized the possibility of what they are calling “bubbles of nothing” that could potentially eat spacetime and destroy our universe. The good news is that the timeframe of such an occurrence is very likely not in our lifetime, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Earth’s New Tiny Moon

You won’t see it if you look up into the sky, but the Earth currently has a bonus moon. The second moon is considerably smaller than our normal moon, only about the size of a compact car. It’s probably an … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Cats Do Love Us!

While many people believe that cats are aloof and unloving, science now proves that myth wrong! Part of the different between cats and dogs, scientists found, is that they speak different languages in terms of affection. So while people understand … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Creating Synthetic Cells

Biophysicists have been attempting to create synthetic cells for at least 20 years, but in late 2018, their attempts were finally getting close to producing results. Advances in microfluidic technologies have paved the way for the creation of synthetic cells, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Voice of a Mummy

Scientists have recently determined what a mummy might have sounded like by 3-D printing a mummy’s vocal cords. Though a single elongated vowel is not much of a conversation, the technology has been used previously to simulate the sound of … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Question for 42?

If you’re familiar with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then you know that 42 is “The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.” But the computer that provides this answer can’t also provide the question. Mathematicians, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Unidentified Flying Drones?

Western Nebraska and Eastern Colorado have been beset by large drones that fly at night. And no one seems to know where they’ve come from. The drones, with wingspans of up to 6 feet, were first spotted around Christmas. They … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Australian Birds of Prey and Fire

Australian ornithologists have found evidence that birds of prey sometimes use fire to drive their prey out of hiding. Aboriginal Australians have stories of birds carrying fire, which modern witnesses have now corroborated. “Black kites (Milvus migrans), whistling kites (Haliastur … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Living Chandelier

An EU inventor has come up with a way to craft a chandelier with algae to clean the air while it lights the room. The chandelier has glass leaves containing algae, which can help to process carbon dioxide and produce … Continue reading

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