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Physicists Succeed in Generating 'Limitless' Power from Graphene

"A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene's thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current..."
Posted: 08 October 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: phys.org
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Mind-bending 'Rhythm' in the Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

"Out-of-body experiences are all about rhythm, a team reported Wednesday in the journal Nature. In mice and one person, scientists were able to reproduce the altered state often associated with ketamine by inducing certain brain cells to fire together in a slow, rhythmic fashion..."
Posted: 17 September 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: npr.org
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Swedish Scientists Use VR to 'Swap Bodies' in Weird Experiment

"Swedish researchers have successfully created an out-of-body experience in which they 'swapped participants' bodies..."
Posted: 01 September 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: rt.com
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'Quantum Critical Point' Could Be Gateway to 'Strange Phenomena'

"Among all the curious states of matter that can coexist in a quantum material, jostling for preeminence as temperature..."
Posted: 01 September 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: phys.org
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Neuralink Chip Could Allow Superhuman Hearing

"The mysterious Neuralink chip was previously in the headlines when the founder of the company, Elon Musk, said that the chip will be able to stream music straight into the wearer's brain--and now, the tech CEO has revealed more details about it..."
Posted: 04 August 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: techtimes.com
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New 'Uncuttable' Material Created by Researchers

"Every substance we know of is cuttable, even diamonds—until now. Engineers have developed a material they call 'Proteus' that they claim is the first manufactured uncuttable material..."
Posted: 30 July 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: techspot.com
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Fifth State of Matter Created in Space by NASA

"In primary school they teach us that solid, liquid and gaseous are the three states of matter, as we advance in our studies we discover that there is one more called plasma..."
Posted: 16 June 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: explica.co
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Space Tech Used to Build the 'Most Sustainable' Home on Earth

"The eco-habitat, which is a fancy word to describe a completely self-sustainable home, is called TERA and comes from the team of architects and designers known as AI SpaceFactory..."
Posted: 13 April 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: autoevolution.com
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Scientists Develop Robot Hand That 'Sweats'

"The revolutionary 3D-printed robot hand developed by researchers at Cornell University can do something that Prince Andrew apparently can't..."
Posted: 02 February 2020 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailystar.co.uk
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Military Camouflage Developer Unveils 'Invisibility Cloak'

"The idea of invisibility has been toyed with in a bunch of movies and TV shows. Whether it's Harry Potter's invisibility cloak that allows him to walk around the halls of Hogwarts undetected..."
Posted: 22 October 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: ladbible.com
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Has This Scientist Finally Found the Fountain of Youth?

"The black mouse on the screen sprawls on its belly, back hunched, blinking but otherwise motionless. Its organs are failing. It appears to be days away from death..."
Posted: 24 August 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: technologyreview.com
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First Human-monkey Chimera Raises Concern Among Scientists

"Efforts to create human-animal chimeras have rebooted an ethical debate after reports emerged that scientists have produced monkey embryos containing human cells..."
Posted: 08 August 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: theguardian.com
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Sun's Puzzling Plasma Recreated in a Laboratory

"The twisting loops of the sun's magnetic field control the flow of charged particles throughout the solar system. For the first time, researchers have created a scale model of this mysterious environment..."
Posted: 29 July 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: quantamagazine.org
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First Image of 'Spooky' Entanglement Reveals 'All Seeing Eye'

"Scientists have captured the first ever image of a phenomenon which Albert Einstein once described as 'spooky action at a distance'..."
Posted: 13 July 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: bbc.co.uk
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A Third Genetically Edited Baby May Have Already Been Born

"Another genetically edited baby is due, but the world may never learn of its birth if the Chinese government decides to keep it a secret..."
Posted: 06 July 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: technologyreview.com
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Physicists Create Hybrid 'Particles': Part-Matter, Part-Light

"Photons - those fundamental particles of light - have a slew of interesting properties, including the fact they don't tend to crash into one another. That hasn't stopped physicists from trying, though..."
Posted: 06 July 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: sciencealert.com
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Strange Group of Quantum Particles Found to Defy Entropy

"Nothing lasts forever. Humans, planets, stars, galaxies, maybe even the Universe itself, everything has an expiration date. But things in the quantum realm don't always follow the rules..."
Posted: 17 June 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: sciencealert.com
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Scientists Create 'Alien' Form of Super Hot Ice

"In Kurt Vonnegut's science fiction classic Cat's Cradle, the protagonist learns of a bizarre form of water known as 'ice-nine' which is solid at room temperature..."
Posted: 11 May 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: cnet.com
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Pig Brains Partially Revived Four Hours after Death

"US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered..."
Posted: 18 April 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Scientists Uncover DNA Switch for 'Full Body Regeneration'

"Humans may one day have the ability to regrow limbs after scientists at Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration..."
Posted: 16 March 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: sg.news.yahoo.com
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Possible Anti-ageing Breakthrough Eliminates 'Zombie' Cells

"Scientists have made a huge anti-ageing breakthrough which could help humans to extend their lifespans and battle diseases such as Alzheimer's..."
Posted: 12 January 2019 - Category: Weird Science - Source: express.co.uk
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Biohacker Teen Injects Himself with 'Holy' DNA

"A French teenager with an interest in biohacking recently performed a rather strange experiment in which he injected himself with DNA derived from holy texts..."
Posted: 21 December 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: coasttocoastam.com
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Quantum Paradox 'Thought Experiment' Helps to Clarify Reality

"That quantum mechanics is a successful theory is not in dispute. It makes astonishingly accurate predictions about the nature of the world at microscopic scales..."
Posted: 06 December 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: quantamagazine.org
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Scientists Create 'Bionic Mushroom' to Generate Clean Energy

"US researchers have successfully tested the rather whacky idea of producing electricity from a mushroom covered in bacteria. The scientists used 3D printing to attach clusters of energy-producing bugs to the cap of a button mushroom..."
Posted: 08 November 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: bbc.co.uk
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'Schrödinger's Bacterium' May Be a Quantum Leap for Biology

"The quantum world is a weird one. In theory and to some extent in practice its tenets demand that a particle can appear to be in two places at once..."
Posted: 30 October 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: scientificamerican.com
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Chinese City 'Plans to Launch Artificial Moon'

"In Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city's streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of a more powerful fake one..."
Posted: 19 October 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: theguardian.com
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Woolly Mammoth Cloning Plans Approved in Siberia

"Extinct woolly mammoths could be brought back to life in the next 10 years according to the head of a Russian territory which has approved a major planned cloning project..."
Posted: 24 September 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: express.co.uk
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New Physics Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once

"The famous thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat implies that a cat in a box can be both dead and alive at the same time..."
Posted: 18 September 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: livescience.com
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Anti-ageing 'Breakthrough' Could See Humans 'Live to 150'

"An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique could see humans live to 150 years old and allow them to regrow their organs by 2020..."
Posted: 04 September 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Ageing in Human Cells 'Successfully Reversed' in the Lab

"The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest experiment..."
Posted: 16 August 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: theconversation.com
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Genetic Research Reverses Wrinkles and Grey Hair in Mice

"Science has made mice look good by reversing age-related wrinkles and hair loss at the genetic level. Humanity could get a similar make-over in the future..."
Posted: 24 July 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: washingtontimes.com
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'Shapeshifting Flying Dragon Robot' Could Be Future of Drones

"It may sound like something from an episode of Game of Thrones, but Japanese researchers have revealed an indoor robot called DRAGON that can 'shapeshift' in mid air..."
Posted: 03 July 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Scientists Create 'World's First Psychopathic Artificial Intelligence'

"Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have trained an artificial intelligence algorithm to become a psychopath by exposing it to gruesome and violent images on popular social network Reddit..."
Posted: 14 June 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: odditycentral.com
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Scientists Create Human-Chicken Embryos

"A group of scientists have successfully created a human-chicken embryo, a scientific feat previously made impossible because of strict ethical laws..."
Posted: 26 May 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: techtimes.com
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'Memory Transplant' Achieved in Snails

"Memory transfer has been at the heart of science fiction for decades, but it's becoming more like science fact..."
Posted: 15 May 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: bbc.co.uk
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'Time Crystals' Created in Two New Types of Materials

"It was only a matter of time. A weird form of matter called a time crystal has made an appearance in two more types of materials, doubling the number of known time crystal habitats..."
Posted: 05 May 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: sciencenews.org
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Scientists Discover 'Another Type of DNA' Inside Human Cells

"Scientists have identified an entirely new kind of DNA inside humans. This new DNA, known as the 'i-motif,' was suggested in previous research, but had only been identified under artificial conditions in a lab..."
Posted: 29 April 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: nypost.com
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Ethics Debate Rages as Pig Brains Kept Alive without a Body

"Researchers at Yale University have restored circulation to the brains of decapitated pigs, and kept the organs alive for several hours..."
Posted: 29 April 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Spooky Quantum Entanglement 'Goes Big' in New Experiments

"Quantum entanglement has left the realm of the utterly minuscule, and crossed over to the just plain small. Two teams of researchers report that they have generated ethereal quantum linkages..."
Posted: 25 April 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: sciencenews.org
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'Thermal Resonator' Generates Electricity From Thin Air

"Scientists at MIT have created a device that can generate electricity from changes in air temperature. The thermal resonator could be used to support low-power devices like remote sensors..."
Posted: 01 March 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: futurism.com
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US Intelligence Aims to 'Manipulate' Biological Neural Networks

"Are you a postdoctoral researcher with a hankering to help the US government hone its brain-warfare skills? Well, Uncle Sam has just the job for you!.."
Posted: 26 January 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: gizmodo.com
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Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

"Our bodies make roughly 20,000 different kinds of proteins, from the collagen in our skin to the hemoglobin in our blood. Some take the shape of molecular sheets. Others are sculpted into fibers, boxes, tunnels, even scissors..."
Posted: 01 January 2018 - Category: Weird Science - Source: nytimes.com
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Scientists Grow 'Human Mini-Brains' Inside Rat Bodies

"Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — called organoids, or mini-brains if you want to be cute about it..."
Posted: 14 November 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: inverse.com
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Scientists Begin Search for the Higgs Boson's 'Dark Twin'

"The world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, has failed to find any of the hoped-for particles that would lead physicists beyond the Standard Model of particle physics..."
Posted: 04 October 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: wired.com
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Elon Musk Raises Millions to 'Plug' Human Brains into Computers

"Elon Musk's controversial startup to crate a 'Matrix' interface to plug the human brain directly into a computer has raised over $27m, it has been revealed. Called Neuralink, SEC filings have revealed the scale of the firm for the first time..."
Posted: 28 August 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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'Angel Particle' Discovered in Quantum Physics Breakthrough

"Physicists believe they have discovered a particle that is both matter and anti-matter, an idea that was first theorised 80 years ago..."
Posted: 23 July 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: independent.co.uk
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'Head Transplant' Surgeon 'Inspired by Frankenstein'

"To Sergio Canavero, 'Frankenstein' is scientific inspiration. The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley's classic novel convinced him that he could complete the world's first full-body transplant..."
Posted: 09 July 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: businessinsider.com
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Skeletons of Ancient Chinese 'Giants' Discovered by Scientists

"Archaeologists in eastern China have found 5,000-year-old skeletons of people experts say would have been unusually tall and strong..."
Posted: 09 July 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: independent.co.uk
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Paypal Founder 'Bankrolls' Woolly Mammoth Resurrection Project

"The billionaire founder of Paypal has funded an ambitious project to resurrect the woolly mammoth, reports suggest..."
Posted: 09 July 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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400-year-old Shark Could Hold the Key to Fountain of Youth

"The Greenland Shark has a life span of around 390 years, and experts are picking apart its DNA in the hoping of finding the fountain of youth..."
Posted: 09 July 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: express.co.uk
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