weird science

Jus’ Like Mamma Used To Make – Garlic Flavours Breast Milk

Garlic aroma found in breast milk ...

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We Can Teach You That Wholesale – Learning By Transcranial Stimulation

Learn how to fly a plane from expert-pilot brainwave patterns ...

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Why Spiderman Can’t Climb Walls

There is a size limit to sticky footpads as an evolutionary solution to climbing...

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But How Do You Get the Lid Off? Mesoglue Revolutionises Nano-Stickiness

A glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-name-it, sets at room temperature, and requires little pressure to seal...

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Good goods: Why Small Males Might Be More Attractive

Small males have more sex appeal, new research shows ...

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Machine Intelligence Can Save the Planet. But do we trust it (not to kill us)?

Can human-machine superintelligence can solve the world's direst problems?...

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Spuds in Space: How to (Really) Grow Potatoes on Mars

Crop harvested under Red Planet conditions will set course for Martian farming...

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Caring Canines. Do Dogs Do Christmas Too?

Dogs truly behave prosocially toward other dogs....

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The Effortless Life-Extending Breakthrough You Have to Try

Face cream ingredient found to mimic life-extending effects of a calorie restriction diet ...

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Tall Tales and Freak Waves – The Science of the Sneaker Set

Oceanic Freak waves hit without warning, new research shows ...

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How to Use Wee Wee For Wi-Fi Enabled Socks

Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter ...

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Who’s the Innovator When it Comes To Scratch? Pimp Your Toothbrush.

How satisfied we are with our toothbrush depends a lot on the sound of the bristles scrubbing against the enamel....

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Laugh at the Mosquitos: Eradicate Itching, Forever!

Researchers evaluate transcranial direct current stimulation to eradicate itching...

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Your Magneto-Jet Awaits, Sir. Powerful magnetic fields in Nature

Simulation shows key to building powerful magnetic fields ...

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How Did You Expect to Die, and Did it Involve a Floating Hoover? (Row-Bot)

Academics at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) have developed the Row-bot, a robot that thrives in dirty water. ...

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Finding Your Happy Place (with MRI): the Neural Structures of Happiness

Kyoto University researchers narrow in on the neural structures behind happiness...

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Raining Blood: The Simple Explanation THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE!

Biological science does have an explanation for blood rain, but it's not as good as the eery ones we can imagine....

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Slurp, Sniff, Hack, Heal. Have You Told Your Mucus You Love It?

Mucus. Snot as bad as it seems. Keeping us safe and germ-free, one green bogey at a time....

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Harmattan Harmonics: Why (and How) the Sand Dune Sings

Physics of booming and burping sand dunes revealed ...

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Who’s Putting the Nanotubes in the Air? And Why?

Study of lung cells suggests nanotubes are common pollutants...

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Can You Tell Your Toes Apart? Try this Toe Test

Research from Oxford University suggests we may have a problem telling our toes apart...

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Highway Slime : Worms Hitchhike on (and in) Slugs

Worms invaded the guts of slugs, survived and proliferated within the intestines, and were subsequently excreted alive with the slug feces....

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In Denial? Flour Beetles in a Harsh World

Flour beetles exhibit a highly tactile form of courtship in which the male mounts the female and stimulates her...

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Feeling Invisible… Deliberately. Weird Science Simulation

The feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations...

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Sweating it – Saunas Make Men Live Longer

ale privilege. Sometimes it manifests in very obvious ways. Saunas for health and longevity. Next up, the medical research community examines the beneficial effects of beer, Top Gear, barbecued red...

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