Year in Review: Pot and Weird Science

Simulated view of a black hole in front of the...
Simulated view of a black hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The ratio between the black hole Schwarzschild radius and the observer distance to it is 1:9. Of note is the gravitational lensing effect known as an Einstein ring, which produces a set of two fairly bright and large but highly distorted images of the Cloud as compared to its actual angular size. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s been an epic year, especially for the weird and outrageous. In case you’ve missed some things, here’s a year in review.

“In the world of weird science, 2014 was the year of zero-G gecko sex that ended badly, laser-guided sea monkeys and the first transatlantic smell transmission. But even those weird tales can’t match the rise of the Siberian black holes.”

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To read the year in review for pot, science, or anything else really, click here.