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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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China's Scientists Create 'Spooky' Entanglement in Space

"In a new study in the journal Science, Jian-Wei Pan, a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China reports that his team was able to entangle photons aboard a satellite 300 miles above Earth and then beam those particles to three ground stations across China..."
Posted: 18 June 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailygalaxy.com
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'Head Transplant' Surgeon Reveals Progress

"Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has managed to sever and reconnect the spinal cords of nine mice..."
Posted: 18 June 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: unexplained-mysteries.com
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Spanish Firm Makes Unsettlingly Realistic Android Doll Babies

"Want a doll that looks, moves and feels almost exactly like a newborn? Or how about a baby Avatar, or a half human-half piglet? The whole range was on display at a trade fair in Bilbao, northern Spain showcasing 'Reborn Babies'..."
Posted: 15 June 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: reuters.com
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First 'Artificial Womb' Successfully Grows Baby Sheep

"Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop..."
Posted: 27 April 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: theverge.com
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Scientists Create Groundbreaking 'Negative Mass' Fluid

"Scientists at Washington State University (WSU) have created what likely sounds like the impossible, a fluid with negative mass..."
Posted: 13 April 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: mnn.com
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Scientists Prove the Existence of Strange 'Time Crystals'

"Two papers published simultaneously prove the existence of time crystals, in which atoms are aligned in time in a way that's analogous to the physical structure of diamonds or ice..."
Posted: 12 March 2017 - Category: Weird Science - Source: seeker.com
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Scientists 'Close' to Bringing Extinct Auroch Back to Life

"Researchers are close to bringing back a breed of giant cattle, known as aurochs, back to life after they died out nearly 400 years ago..."
Posted: 30 December 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: express.co.uk
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Doctors Perform Brain Surgery Using Only Sound Waves

"Doctors in London have used sound waves to successfully operate deep inside the brain..."
Posted: 10 December 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Spooky 'Quantum Spin Liquid' Discovered Inside Exotic Crystal

"Inside a new exotic crystal, physicist Martin Mourigal has observed strong indications of 'spooky' action, and lots of it..."
Posted: 07 December 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: phys.org
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'DIY Scientists Could Unleash Genetically-Edited Organisms'

"Garage scientists' could unleash dangerous genetically-modified organisms into the environment using unregulated technology which is already available online, a new report has warned..."
Posted: 03 October 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: telegraph.co.uk
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Russia Aims to Make Teleportation a Reality Within Twenty Years

"It has been the dream of science fiction fans since they first saw Captain Kirk and Spock disappear from the deck of the Enterprise, only to reappear on a planet in a haze of light..."
Posted: 26 June 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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'Mind-Reading Machine' Could Soon Turn Your Thoughts into Speech

"A mind-reaching machine that can translate thoughts into speech is coming closer to reality. The research has been ongoing for several years, and recently, scientists successfully managed to playback a word that someone is thinking by monitoring their brain activity..."
Posted: 29 May 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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New Theories Emerge on How NASA's Mysterious EmDrive Works

"Scientists have been coming up with new ideas to explain how the controversial propulsion system works..."
Posted: 24 April 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: unexplained-mysteries.com
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Supersonic Plane Sends Shock Waves Rippling Across the Sun

"A supersonic plane recently zoomed past the sun, and its light-bending shock waves were captured in a stunning new image..."
Posted: 16 April 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: livescience.com
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Isaac Newton's 'Philosopher's Stone' Recipe Rediscovered

"A handwritten manuscript from nearly 400 years ago has revealed a glimpse of the recipe for the mythical 'philosopher's stone'..."
Posted: 27 March 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Scientists Attempt to Clone Extinct Ice Age Lion from Mummified Remains

"Scientists are attempting to clone extinct Ice Age lion cubs by finding DNA in the remains of the creatures..."
Posted: 06 March 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: mirror.co.uk
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Scientists Aiming to Preserve and Later Revive a Human Brain

"Neuroscientists are trying to find the key to immortality after a $100,000 cash prize was offered to anyone who can successfully preserve a human brain for revival..."
Posted: 10 February 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Alleged Head Transplant Carried Out on Monkey, Humans Next

"The plan to perform a human head transplant is on track, says Sergio Canavero, after successful experiments on monkeys and mice..."
Posted: 20 January 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: newscientist.com
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DARPA Working on Brain Chips to Link Humans to Computers

"...the US military's blue-sky R&D agency announced a completely insane plan to build a chip that would enable the human brain to communicate directly with computers..."
Posted: 20 January 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: gizmodo.com
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Researcher Reveals Scheme to Create and Control Gravitational Fields

"Creating artificial gravitational fields that humans can manipulate and observe may seem like an idea from science fiction, but one researcher is now looking to turn the concept into a reality..."
Posted: 09 January 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Mind-Reading Computer Deciphers Words from Brainwaves

"A 'mind-reading' device that can decipher words from brainwaves without them being spoken has been developed by Japanese scientists, raising the prospect of 'telepathic' communication..."
Posted: 07 January 2016 - Category: Weird Science - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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We May Resurrect the Mammoth Sooner Than You Think

"Of all the varied and incredible possibilities presented by the controversial new gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9, perhaps the most intriguing are efforts to bring animals back from extinction..."
Posted: 20 December 2015 - Category: Weird Science - Source: huffingtonpost.com
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Ultrasonic 'Tractor Beams' Float Objects with Sound

"The tractor beam, a staple of science fiction including 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' that is employed to grab spaceships and other things remotely, is entering the realm of reality..."
Posted: 28 October 2015 - Category: Weird Science - Source: reuters.com
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Scientists Claim They Can Change Your Beliefs with Magnets

"A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values..."
Posted: 15 October 2015 - Category: Weird Science - Source: express.co.uk
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First Almost Fully-Formed Human Brain Grown in Lab

"An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease..."
Posted: 19 August 2015 - Category: Weird Science - Source: theguardian.com
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