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NASA Will Pay You $18,000 To Stay In Bed For 70 Days

NASA Will Pay You $18,000 To Stay In Bed For 70 Days

09.20.2013
Hey couch potatoes! NASA wants to pay $18,000 for you to lay in bed and do nothing for 70 days. All they want to do is monitor you while...
Scientists Unconvinced By 'Evidence For Alien Life'

Scientists Unconvinced By 'Evidence For Alien Life'

Macrina Cooper-White  09.20.2013
Have scientists found alien life in our atmosphere? Researchers from the University of Sheffield in England think so. They reported that...
Geeky Grad Student Rocks String Theory With Help Of Bohemian Rhapsody

Geeky Grad Student Rocks String Theory With Help Of Bohemian Rhapsody

Sarah Barness  09.20.2013
Concepts in physics are often a bit hard to understand. That's especially true of string theory, which has been called the "Theory of Everything."...
Scientists Discover Best Way To Get Served First At The Bar

Scientists Discover Best Way To Get Served First At The Bar

Sara Gates  09.19.2013
You walk into a crowded bar and squeeze your way to the front to order a drink. All you need to do is get the bartender's attention. But...
Common Parasite Has Bizarre Effect On Rodents' Brains

Common Parasite Has Bizarre Effect On Rodents' Brains

Eliot Barford  09.19.2013
A parasite that infects up to one-third of people around the world may have the ability to permanently alter a specific brain function...
Small Town Claims Paranormal Prophet Of Doom

Small Town Claims Paranormal Prophet Of Doom

David Moye  09.17.2013
For nearly 50 years, residents of Point Pleasant, W. Va., have claimed they've been haunted by a huge bird-like creature called the "Mothman." According...
Chinese Hospital Wants Blood Samples From 100 Virgins

Chinese Hospital Wants Blood Samples From 100 Virgins

David Moye  09.16.2013
It's normal for a vampire to crave the blood of a virgin, but not a respected research hospital. So when the Peking University Cancer...
Time Travel Is Possible In One Direction Only, Celebrated Physicist Says

Time Travel Is Possible In One Direction Only, Celebrated Physicist Says

Sara Gates  09.13.2013
We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip. In a presentation at the British Science Festival,...
WATCH: Is This A Chupacabra?

WATCH: Is This A Chupacabra?

David Moye  09.13.2013
A Mississippi man shot a strange creature he believes to be a chupacabra -- a legendary creature that most experts believe to be nothing...
Silly Scientific Research Celebrated At Annual Award Ceremony

Silly Scientific Research Celebrated At Annual Award Ceremony

Mark Lallanilla  09.13.2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Amid a flurry of paper airplanes, hosts adorned with little more than silver body paint, and the world's first and...
WHOOPS: Lab Accident Yields World's Thinnest Glass

WHOOPS: Lab Accident Yields World's Thinnest Glass

Megan Gannon  09.12.2013
Researchers accidentally discovered the world's thinnest sheet of glass, just two atoms thick. Their chance finding — now immortalized...
8 Things Your Belly Button Says About You

8 Things Your Belly Button Says About You

David Freeman  09.12.2013
Talk about navel gazing! Scientists have been eyeing innies and ogling outies for years now, and some of their findings are pretty astonishing....
Strange Molecules Found Inside Fragment Of West Coast Fireball

Strange Molecules Found Inside Fragment Of West Coast Fireball

Charles Q. Choi   09.10.2013
Scientists have discovered unexpected ingredients for life — organic molecules never seen before in meteorites — inside a chunk of...
WATCH: Could You REALLY Tip Her Over?

WATCH: Could You REALLY Tip Her Over?

09.10.2013
Is cow-tipping possible? Research from the University of British Columbia suggests that the idea of knocking over a standing cow during...