Category Archives: crazy weird science shit

This week’s Avoid Spikes comic now online!

In this week’s ‘Avoid Spikes’, Mart is doing SCIENCE! and may have found a way to give Foxx almost half a wit.

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Why our world may actually be nothing but a hologram

Some clever folks have done SCIENCE! in their BRAINS and have come to the conclusion that we may be living in a hologram. Or something. Apparently. Truth be told, we’re not really sure.

Proof that DARPA works on scary shit, but can’t keep secrets.

In a shocking moment of openness, not-so-super-secret military think-tank DARPA reveals that it is working on synthetic life-forms. But not laser-wielding cyber dinosaurs.

Disappearing bottle!

How to make glass objects disappear!

Yup, we’re still all pretty much screwed. Maybe.

Forget supervolcanoes, tsunamis and asteroid impacts. If we’re talking end-of-the-wolrd, gamma-ray bursts are the shit.

Geek time!

dogsounds towers is awash with geeks. Here’s a couple of treats for your inner geek.

Setting up home in the uncanny valley

More film of Boston Dynamics’ BigDog – a robotic pack-horse designed for the military. They killed Bambi!!

UFOs – a level-headed examination, thank Christ

in “UFOs: The Secet Evidence”, defence jounalist Nick Cook looks at possible down-to-earth explanations for the UFO phenomenon. No Galactic Federation Of Light bollocks here, thank Christ.

Look Around You!

Classic episodes of the TV series “Look Around You”: hokey science at its best!

Are we but ghosts in the machine? Pt. 4

The final part of dogsounds’ exploration of Nick Bostrom’s Ancestor Simulation argument.

Droppin some particle physics in da club

All about the Large Hadron Collider, in a somewhat unusual format.

Are we but ghosts in the machine? pt. 3

In part three of this series, we look at the likelihood that, based on Dr. Nick Bostroms scary maths, it is highly likely that all that we perceive around us is, in fact, a mere simulation.

Are we but ghosts in the machine? Pt. 2

In part two of this series, we examine the technical requirements put upon a posthuman society to create a living, breathing, thinking Ancestor Simulation and why it is more than likely that it is more than possible.

Global Dimming: We are still all pretty much fucked

More scary-mary stuff for you to watch. I like being a portent of doom.

End:Day – basically, we’re all fucked.

Human civilisation will end at some point, This film explores five possibilities – some that will happen, no two ways about it, and some that may happen. Either way, we’re screwed.

Are we but ghosts in the machine? Pt. 1

In part one of a four-part series, we investigate brains in a vat, perceived reality, and the the theory of Ancestor Simulations created by philosopher Dr. Nick Bostrom. Do we live in a Matrix?

Researchers research pointless research projects; hope for funding for ‘does beer make you drunk’ study.

Sea life centers across Europe have started a study to find out if Octopi have a ‘favorite tentacle’ by giving them toys – such as Rubik’s Cubes – to play with. It is hoped that, with the help of the public as observers, they will be able to shed some light of the pressing issue […]

Morally wrong, but scientifically fascinating.

  Came across this story on environmentalgraffiti.com. Seems that in the 1920’s, Russian scientist Sergei Brukhonenko created a device called the “autojector” that he was able to use to keep a head alive without the presence of a body. In this case, the head of a dog. Now, I’m not saying this is a morally […]