Fringe science-inspired posters should be hanging in Walter Bishop's lab

Really, no one should ever walk into Fringe mad scientist Walter Bishop's lab without passing by heaps and heaps of giant, flashing warnings. In a pinch, though, these simple posters should do the trick. » 4/21/12 2:30pm 4/21/12 2:30pm

Is it possible we've found the first white hole?

White holes are the opposite of black holes, objects into which nothing can enter but are constantly spewing out matter. They were thought to be completely hypothetical, more a mathematical oddity than a real thing...but we may have seen one. » 5/25/11 10:50am 5/25/11 10:50am

The universe's very first black holes might be even older than the Big…

Some black holes may be so ancient that they predate the stars themselves, forming instead in the chaotic first moments after the Big Bang. There might even be some black holes out there from the universe before the Big Bang. » 5/08/11 10:15am 5/08/11 10:15am

Life could actually survive inside a black hole

Black holes have a well-deserved reputation for being cosmic destroyers, ripping apart anything that comes into contact with their intense gravitational forces. But a radical new theory says advanced intelligent life could live on planets inside black holes. » 4/13/11 4:46pm 4/13/11 4:46pm

Stellar wormholes could link stars with tunnels of phantom matter

A seriously strange new theory says that stars may be connected through a system of stellar wormholes, linking distant pairs of stars thanks to an exotic material known only as phantom matter. Oh yes, this is going to get weird. » 3/06/11 3:30pm 3/06/11 3:30pm

Google Street View Captures Victorian Ghost Walking in Cardiff

This creepy image was snapped by Google for its Street View map feature. It shows what seems to be a floating Victorian ghost in Cardiff, right near the Torchwood headquarters. » 3/27/09 3:51pm 3/27/09 3:51pm

Another Stonehenge Discovered Under Lake Michigan?

A group of researchers using sonar to find shipwrecks on the bottom of Lake Michigan have found something far older than crashed cargo ships. They believe they've found a 10-thousand-year-old stone structure like Stonehenge, including a rock carved with the image of a mastodon. io9 pal Geoff Manaugh reports over at… » 1/13/09 1:56pm 1/13/09 1:56pm

Had a Paranormal Experience? We'll Give You £5

University of Edinburgh is looking for a few research subjects for some ESP experiments. To volunteer, you must be a native English speaker and have had at least one paranormal experience. No, that does not include owning a season of The Supernatural on DVD. Apparently these experiments only take about 45 minutes and… » 12/03/08 1:44pm 12/03/08 1:44pm

Baby Ogopogo Found in Canadian Lake?

A team of indie filmmakers just wrapped The Beast of Bottomless Lake » 11/11/08 11:20am 11/11/08 11:20am, their pseudo-documentary on the legendary Ogopogo monster, a massive creature said to live in British Columbia's Lake Okanagan. And now, a real-life documentary crew from the History Channel claims to have found a "baby Ogopogo" in an underwater…

New Crop Circles Stun Argentina

Did a UFO land in the municipality of Chicoana last week? Locals have been seeing strange lights and even stranger crop circles in the region (pictured). Unlike your typical fake crop circles that form elaborate patterns and (occasionally) the logos for popular web browsers » 10/29/08 2:40pm 10/29/08 2:40pm, these look more like exactly what you'd…

I'd Like to Have a Near-Death Experience, Please

As we ramp up to the Day of the Dead, it's important for us to consider and contemplate all of the death sciences. Sure, you can learn true meaning of "necropolis" by studying megapolisomancy, but that's just supernatural stuff. If you want to get scientific, you've got to turn to the International Association for… » 10/28/08 11:20am 10/28/08 11:20am

Tips and Tricks for Taking Pictures of UFOs

Back in the 1950s, reputable magazines like Popular Science wanted to encourage the general public to help the military find those elusive UFOs. After all, these were the days of Project Bluebook, an intelligence program to research UFOs (and aliens). Eager to help you to the government, Popular Science in 1953… » 10/27/08 5:06pm 10/27/08 5:06pm

JJ Abrams Inspired by YouTube Video of "Crazy Pig with Monkey Face"

If you've watched any of JJ Abrams' scifi-themed shows over the years like Alias and Lost — or if you're lucky enough to have seen the season premiere of his new show Fringe » 8/28/08 10:18am 8/28/08 10:18am before it airs Sept. 9 — you know the guy is obsessed with science. Well, not science as the journal would define it, but instead what…

Northern Hemisphere Gets Ready for End of UFO Season

The holidays are nearly over, and it's time to start going back to school or return to work after a summer vacation. What you probably didn't know is that it's also the end of UFO season for the Northern Hemisphere. So if you're looking for ET, it's time to hightail it down to New Zealand. Here's why, according to… » 8/26/08 10:30am 8/26/08 10:30am

Sasquatch Sighting: Reality TV Development Deal for Canadian City?

A pair of hikers exploring the Grassy Narrows in Ontario stumbled upon a berry-fancying big foot. They described it as being "about eight feet long and all black." One hiker told CBC news, "The way it walked was upright, human-like, but more - I don't know how to describe it - more of a husky walk, I guess. It didn't… » 7/30/08 7:30am 7/30/08 7:30am

A New Explanation for Morgellons, the Disease that Makes Wires Grow Out…

If you've been growing blue and red wires out of sores on your skin like hundreds of Morgellons disease sufferers have (pictured), then you may actually have a nano-fiber chemtrail infection. Or so says the "chemtrail activist" community, a group of amateur scientists who study the "fibers" that they claim are… » 7/11/08 2:04pm 7/11/08 2:04pm