How Planets Go Rogue

How Planets Go Rogue

A new study has found that exoplanets in wide binary star systems, or two-star systems in which the stars have “elongated orbits,” have a chance of being thrown out into the vast emptiness of interstellar space. You know what that means! Hercolubus. Wormwood. Planet X. Well, perhaps not. The research was conducted using computer simulations, which …

Lincoln Doppler Radar Anomaly

Mysterious “Radar Anomaly” Haunting Lincoln, IL

Perhaps it’s nothing, but meteorologists in Central Illinois continue to be perplexed by a strange anomaly affecting a local doppler radar. Described as a “beam of interference,” this mysterious force has caused an anomalous stream of data in the area since November, extending from the Lincoln, Illinois doppler radar all the way into Iowa. You …

Twitter Roach

The Twitter Cockroach

You know what the world needed? A cyborg cockroach that you can control via Twitter. Developed by mad scientist (and artist) Brittany Ransom, the Twitter Roach is your everyday cockroach with a RoboRoach control circuit implanted into its antenna nerves, allowing users to “steer” the roach left or right with a simple input. In this case, that …

LHC. Nap TiME!

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Is About To Take A Nap

Everyone hoping for CERN to create microsingularities will have to wait a while longer, as the Large Hadron Collider will soon be shutting down until 2015. A two-year downtime period will begin in February, when engineers will steadily warm the accelerator up to room temperature and begin necessary maintenance and upgrades, which will last until …