Eisriesenwelt Cave Entrance

The Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves Of Austria

Located in Werfen, Austria, the Eisriesenwelt, or the “World of the Ice Giants,” is the largest ice cave on the planet. Officially discovered by scientist Anton Posselt in 1879, the Eisriesenwelt is a winding labyrinth of limestone and ice roughly 42 km (26 miles) long. Its first kilometer is filled with frozen stalactites and wondrous, …

Ancient Geoglyph Discovered In Russia May Predate Peru’s Nazca Lines

An ancient geoglyph that likely predates the mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru has been discovered in Russia, near Lake Zyuratkul on the southern slopes of the Zyuratkul Mountains. It was found using satellite images, and even appears on Google Earth. You can check it out yourself at the following coordinates: 54.9425°N 59.1922°E. The strange monument …

The Cosmic Computer

Scientists Search For Evidence That We Live Within A Computer Simulation

I’ve written about Nick Bostrom’s simulation hypothesis, and individuals such as Frank Tipler, who believe post-humans will create a universal simulation that will, in essence, grant us virtual immortality. You can read about both ideas in the article Simulated Reality At The End Of The Universe. We’ve even looked at the research of superstring theorist …

Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle Of Threads

“If you could revisit your childhood…which moment would you choose?” Here’s the teaser trailer for Dimensions, a new time-bending science fiction film about a young scientist who, after meeting an old professor and learning his strange theories on time travel, dedicates his life to the pursuit of making those theories a reality. I don’t know …

A Shredded Galaxy

UK Scientists Hope To “Mimic” Black Holes In Lab

Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN finally began operation, there was a small movement to shut the project down, out of fear that scientists would inadvertently create a black hole that would swallow the entire planet. This obviously didn’t happen, and probably won’t. Now, however, perhaps we should cast our gaze over to …