Originally coined by Masahiro Mori in 1970, the term “uncanny valley” describes our strange revulsion toward things that appear nearly human, but not quite right. This revulsion usually involves robots, but can also include computer animations and some medical conditions.
So here’s a video of Mercury(II) thiocyanate decomposition initiated by heating. It’s possibly the strangest chemical reaction you’ll see today (and if not…what in the world are you doing?).
Here I sit, pouring over weird stories about time vortexes and bizarre chemical reactions. I have a lot planned for Stranger Dimensions, even though I’ve been distracted (I’ve posted a whole seven articles this month). But for right now I thought I’d try something new.
If you ever feel like disappearing for a few moments — maybe into thin air, maybe into another universe — consider heading over to Thompson Park in Watertown, New York.
NASA has discovered something of an anomaly between Mars and Jupiter: an asteroid with six “comet-like” tails.
Well, folks, it’s been what? Six weeks? Seven? Art Bell’s Dark Matter hit the ground running on September 16, 2013, but as of tonight its time on the air may be coming to an end.
I don’t have much to say about the above video, except watch it.
This year, we saw one of the stranger mysteries of recent memory: Elisa Lam, the young woman who was found dead in a water tank at the historic Cecil Hotel. While that case appears to be closed, officially, we still don’t know what exactly transpired that night in January, and I’m not sure we ever …