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One More Time! 7 Things You Can Do With The Extra Moment Granted By Today's Leap Second!

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On June 30, you get a whole extra second in your day. It's like time is stopping just for you!

You see, just like Earth's revolution isn't EXACTLY 365 days — so every four years we have an extra day — Earth's rotation isn't exactly 24 hours.

It's actually .002 seconds too long, though this may be gradually longer as the Earth's rotation slows down.

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To make up for this, on June 30 scientists will add one extra second to the clock — a Leap Second!

And instead of not noticing and letting your one more time go to waste, why not try one of these fun-tastic one-second activities? You could…

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Chipotle Becomes The First Fast Food Giant To Remove Genetically Modified Organisms From Its Menu — But What's Actually About To Change??

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All hail Chipotle!

The king of fast food just went ahead and brought itself to a whole 'nother level.

That's because everyone's favorite Mexican Grill just announced on Monday that it would officially be taking any genetically modified organisms off of its menu!

In our health-conscious world, it's a little surprising that Chipotle's announcement marks the first time a major franchise has opted out of using G.M.O.s, but what's more interesting is that in 2013 the restaurant was actually the first of its kind to even disclose which ingredients featured the modifications.

So aside from knowing that you'll no longer be eating any G.M.O.s at Chipotle, what's actually changing about the menu??

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Did You Ever Think You'd See The Day? THE BRONTOSAURUS EXISTS ONCE AGAIN!

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Gather round, everyone. We have some delightful news — and news that might get your hopes back up about Pluto's planetary status…

Because if the scientific community can reinstate the Brontosaurus back into existence, that pokey little rock hurtling through space might once again the planet from our childhoods!

That's right: THE BRONTOSAURUS EXISTS.

For the longest time there has been that one a-hole at your parties that has to ruin everyone's day whenever you brought up the "Bronto," as we like to call it. You know: that one d-bag who insists on calling the Brontos "apatosauruses."

Blech.

Thankfully, new research excitingly says Brontos are in fact separate from apatosauruses!!!

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So what's the diff? According to Roger Benson, the badass-mofo from Oxford University that was called in to check also-badass Emanuel Tschopp's incredible study:

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Would You Eat A Lab-Grown Burger Patty? What If It Was Just $9??

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This is some serious future sh*t!

What if we told you that a scientist was able to grow a "beef" patty in a lab that was actually edible and didn't taste awful?

Would U try one??

Well, it's a real thing, and it's called 'schmeat.' It may sound like we just made that up but it's a real protein, grown in a lab from stem cells.

Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, created the mad scientist burger.

It originally cost about $385,000 to produce, but now, it could get down to about $9 per patty.

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So that's in the "gourmet" burger price range but c'mon, it's kinda a world's first!

They grew this meat in a lab!! So we gotta ask:

Would U eat a lab-grown "burger?"

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Would U eat a lab-grown "burger?"

  • Sorry– haven't– finished– barfing… (25%)
  • No. No way. Get that away from me (45%)
  • For $9? Sure I'd try it (30%)

Total Votes: 3,730

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[Image via Maastricht University.]

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This New Deodorant Only Starts To Work When You Start Sweating!

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A group of researchers may have changed the world of deodorant FOREVER!

We never thought we'd be saying this sentence, but the world of deodorant as you know it is about to change FOREVER!!!

Are you tired of spraying layers and layers of deodorant on your pits, JUST to have them start stinking again as soon as you work up a sweat??

Well those days are LONG gone as a team of researchers from Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) has come up with a new "perfume" that actually smells BETTER when you start sweating!

Now we know there are probably some of you out there who are thinking this is impossible, but it's actually fairly simple!

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The team of researchers created what they call "pro-fragrance ionic liquid with stable hemiacetal motifs," which is essentially an odorless liquid that emits a nice fragrance when it comes into contact with water!

Except in this case the water is your sweat…. Who knew science was so gross???

The researchers are still looking to team up with a perfume development company to get the ball rolling, so it might be a while before you see this on the shelves at CVS!

But the real questions is, do YOU think you would use a deodorant that only starts to smell good when you work up a sweat? Sound off in the comments below!

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Stanford Grad Student Expelled After Allegedly Poisoning Her Classmates

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Well, this is super scary!!

A Stanford graduate student named Xiangyu Ouyang was banned from the Stanford campus after she was charged for, and later admitted to, four counts of poisoning!

She confessed to spiking the water bottles belonging to some of her classmates with paraformaldehyde. What is paraformaldehyde? Well, according to Google, once it's depolymerized:

"the resulting formaldehyde may be used as a fumigant, disinfectant, fungicide, and fixative."

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The anonymous campus publication Fountain Hopper was the first to publish the allegations of the incidents back in September.

One classmate described in a police report of what happened to her. Here's what the police report said:

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