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.”


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