Bold innovation or terrible idea? Your guide to the experiments that only sound scary—and the lab work you truly should lose sleep over
From falling frogs to giant hailstones.
A taxidermied man, a real-life Wolverine, and a professional farter. Sorry, flatulist.
Thought to be extinct for more than 50 years, this anole is one of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet. It has a weird nose.
Huzzah for snow in June and ice in Florida!
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Do you like to travel? Is your friend obese? If so, science says you could be gaining weight right now...
As helium is cooled to lower and lower temperatures, greater and greater fractions of it demonstrate quantum effects.
From the seven people who are running PopSci today.
New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.
Not so dead now, is it?
And you thought your relatives were odd looking.
Living at 3,300 feet in one of the most inhospitable habitats on Earth, this fish has evolved in a very peculiar way.
Three PopSci editors share the freakiest facts they could find.
If you're still undecided, somehow, you should know about these weird psychological cues that could sway your vote. Sometimes it's not the big issues--sometimes it's, like, did your team win its most recent game. Seriously.
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
The host of Science Vs joins us for a round of some truly bizarre facts.
An interdisciplinary team opens a new window into the creature's bizarre lifecycle.
A Weirdest Thing holiday spectacular.
A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science
Life on Earth -- in unexpected places.
A scientist gets cozy with the most alien microbes in the world
So odd, yet so true
The Ig Nobel Prize studies are not a joke, but that's not to say you won't laugh.
The lake has been isolated and buried for 14 million years
Keeping more than 50 scientists warm in style.
It fools prey into thinking it's not even there. Is it using some kind of never-before-seen chemical camouflage?
"Talk directly into my mouth, please."
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And it works kind of like a penis.
The Captain and other cereal mascots make eye contact until you accept their brand goodness into your heart.
This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.
I can't believe that's science!
It's the first time scientists have obtained 3-D information about a star's death spiral and offers a hint of our own sun's far future.
How and why are tougher questions.
They're infectious, but not dangerous
Honoring science's funniest research
The annual BMJ Christmas Issue highlights offbeat research
Three physicists share the prize
A zap of electricity can make E. coli swim
Newsworthy eye candy
Looks matter, but so do sounds and smells.
We still don't understand why we see the particular images we do.
Ancient toothaches, smells, franken-mummies, and more!
Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Honeybees aren't native to U.S., but these other amazing bees are. And they contribute to pollinating delicious American crops such as pumpkins, blueberries and tomatoes.
We're doing so much better than teens in the 1950s.
No, it's not a superweapon.
Avoid politics with newts, mice, dogs, and more
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
The machines are coming and they are floppy
One group of scientists is arguing that certain organisms, about a millimeter in size or slightly smaller, don't form species at all.
Not necessarily harmful! But just so you know.
Flashbacks do occur, but very rarely.