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Stephen Hawking’s Time Traveler Party

August 6, 2012 Time Travel 2 Comments

On June 28th 2009, Stephen Hawking threw a party, but no one came. He’d set the table, threw up some balloons, popped open a bottle of champagne. And then he waited. And waited. And, well, waited. Perhaps no one arrived because Hawking didn’t send the invitations until the party was ...

Google Maps Disco Plane
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Google Maps Anomaly: Disco Inferno

August 3, 2012 Anomalies

Here’s a funky Google Maps anomaly submitted by blog reader Dave. What we’re looking at appears to be a plane parked behind a dance party right on the New River Estuary in Otatara, New Zealand. Or, as Dave puts it, “The world’s first estuary-based disco plane!” Sounds like a party. ...

Sink Florida (For Fun!)

August 2, 2012 Science

I get it — you’re bored and you feel like sinking Florida. We’ve all been there. NOAA has you covered with their Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts simulator. Go ahead, check it out. You can even view photographs of different landmarks that change depending on the Sea Level ...

The Android of Your Dreams

July 31, 2012 Inventions & Tech

I’m a big fan of robots. Or, you know, of dismantling them and setting them on fire. I just stumbled upon this video of Tara the Android, though. Perhaps she’ll help me better accept our robot cousins. Turn over a new leaf, that sort thing. Never mind.

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The Demon Core

July 30, 2012 Science

A plutonium core is, simply put, the heart of an atomic bomb. During the development of the first atomic bombs at Los Alamos, Nevada in the 1940s, scientists performed experiments on these cores to assess their critical mass, or the point at which they would “go critical” and experience a ...

The Megalithic Art Of Newgrange, Ireland

July 30, 2012 Ancient Mysteries, World

When we think of the landmarks of antiquity, we often visualize the Great Pyramids of Giza, or the druidic circle, Stonehenge. But like Scotland’s Callanish Stones, the prehistoric monument at Newgrange predates those cultural wonders by hundreds of years. Located in Eastern Ireland, Newgrange is actually one of many prehistoric ...