Category Archives: Strange Science

Strange Science: Coral Regrowth

Sometimes, accidents make for great science! In this case, a scientist cleaning coral out of a tank accidentally broke the coral. However, in three weeks, each of the dozen pieces of broken coral had grown to the size of the … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Theoretical Physics Proven

Much of science is coming up with theories and then setting out to prove them. Sometimes, the proof takes a while to collect, like in the case of Walter Henneberger. In 1968, he theorized that “an electron could be freed … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Plants Listen to Animals

It’s long been believed that plants don’t hear and are also silent. But scientists at Tel Aviv University believe they’ve found evidence that plants can hear and create sound. In the first case, plants listen for the sounds of pollinators … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Sonic Attack Followup

Back in June, we talked about an incident in 2016 when U.S. diplomats in Cuba claimed to have been attacked with some sort of sonic weapon. However, after analyzing the audio recording of the attack, scientists now suggest that the … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Weaponizing Insects

Our Monday story from Rick Tobin hypothesized about weaponizing insects, but he recently ran across an article that suggests that some believe that the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could be doing just that. DARPA spearheads a … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Magnetic Refrigeration

Modern refrigerators use coolants that can be environmentally unfriendly and hazardous to human and animal life. But German scientists are working on ways to keep food and other things cold through the use of magnetism rather than coolants. These scientists … Continue reading

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Strange Science: World-Wide Waves

Seismic activity in one location often has effects on other locations, as certain seismic waves travel over great distances. What’s more unusual is when this sort of seismic wave travels the world without a precipitating seismic event. On November 11, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Computer-Generated People

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been popping up all over the news and social media recently, primarily in the I Forced a Bot series of memes. But while perhaps an AI or bot can’t actually write the archetypal episode of your … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Lava Floors

Sometimes, our Strange Science goes a little weirder than other weeks. This week is one of those. We started out by asking ourselves how “the floor is lava” became a thing. The first answer we found was related to a … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Solar Power in the Form of a Liquid

Long-term storage for solar energy may be a thing of the past, based on new developments coming out of Sweden. Swedish scientists have improved a molecule consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen, which rearranges its atomic bonds and becomes an … Continue reading

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