Beam me over to the next room, Scotty!

Engineers Create Teleporter that Doesn’t Actually Teleport Anything

…but it’s still pretty cool. The device, designed by German engineers, is actually a modified 3D printer, dubbed “Scotty” after the Starship Enterprise’s chief engineer in Star Trek. The process works like this: Place an object inside Scotty #1, press the teleport button, and the object is scanned by a camera one layer at a time …

Ghost of the Slender Man Spotted Multiple Times in Cannock?

Residents of Cannock and Rugeley in Staffordshire, England have reported multiple sightings of what they describe as a “long, stick-thin ghost.” Could this be the Slender Man? The Staffordshire Newsletter shares the accounts, which tell of a tall shadowy figure with terrifying red eyes. It appears dressed in old-fashioned Victorian clothing, and has been seen …

A Bright Spot...On Ceres?!

Strange Days In Science #2: Mysterious Spots on Dwarf Planets Edition

You know, my post frequency around here lately has been sporadic at best. Every few days? Once a week? Not good enough. Truth is, I get distracted. Easily. Like a squirrel. But I want to change that, so my new focus is going to be on bringing you more stories, news, and other things far …

Lucid Dream Awareness

Study Shows Lucid Dreamers More “Self-Reflecting” While Awake

Have you ever had a lucid dream? These are bizarre dreams during which the person dreaming is aware. I’ve had a few, and I’ve written about them before. Now, researchers believe they’ve found a neural connection between having lucid dreams and being self-reflective while awake. The study, titled “Metacognitive Mechanisms Underlying Lucid Dreaming,” examines at …