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Two physicists have suggested that the problems and delays plaguing the Large Hadron Collider, at CERN in Geneva, may be because some force–maybe…from the future–is keeping it from working. Specifically, if the LHC were to produce the elusive hypothetical particle … Continue reading
In 2006, the wildly successful Icelandic band Sigur Ros returned from touring the world to play a series of free, unannounced concerts across their native country. Heima records these performances, making it a combination concert film and travel documentary. Their … Continue reading
The wreck of HMS Victory, which sank in 1744 in the English Channel with all 1,000 hands on board, has been located. It may have as much as $1 billion in gold on board. There have been six Victories over … Continue reading
Some photos from our trip this fall to England and Spain. We started near Newcastle for a wedding (with a few days of epic rain), then flew to Girona and explored the northern Spanish coast. It was my first time … Continue reading
What do you get when you attach a big fan and a big parafoil to a modified dune buggy? An honest-to-God flying car. (Finally. How long have we been waiting for these?) The car's inventor, the adventurer and engineer Gilo … Continue reading
An incredible new clock was recently unveiled at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge University: the "time-eater." Stephen Hawking unveiled the £1 million device, which doesn't have any hands or numbers–just zipping blue lights and a huge insect-like creature on top that … Continue reading
Every spring, over a million European starlings migrate through western Denmark. Right before sunset they move from the meadows, where they’ve been gathering food all day, to the marshes where they sleep. The enormous flocks, pulsating and folding in the … Continue reading
Way beyond gargoyles: an amazing Flickr gallery of church carvings from around Europe, including some hilarious (and, I guess, technically NSFW) exhibitionist ones.