Large Hadron Collider has produced record-breaking high-energy particle collisions

Cern LHC sees high-energy success Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has produced record-breaking high-energy particle collisions. Scientists working on the European machine have smashed beams of protons together at energies that are 3.5 times higher than previously achieved. Tuesday’s milestone marks the beginning of work that could lead to the discovery of fundamental new physics. … Continue reading “Large Hadron Collider has produced record-breaking high-energy particle collisions”

Astronauts now able to access porn from space

NASA Extends the World Wide Web Out Into Space HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a special software upgrade this week – personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the ultimate wireless connection. Expedition 22 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer made first use of the new system Friday, when … Continue reading “Astronauts now able to access porn from space”

Woman caught anthrax from drums

Anthrax Found In Drums Linked To Infected Woman US health officials have confirmed samples from a pair of African drums used in a drumming circle attended by a New Hampshire woman who is severely ill in hospital with gastrointestinal anthrax have tested positive for the deadly bacterium. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human … Continue reading “Woman caught anthrax from drums”

And yet the world continues to exist

Atom-smasher sets world energy record The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment on the French-Swiss border has set a new world record for energy. The LHC pushed the energy of its particle beams beyond one trillion electron volts, making it the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator. Researchers working on the collider have said they are delighted with … Continue reading “And yet the world continues to exist”

Martin Gardner

The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions
Mathematical Magic Show
Mathematical Circus
The Magic Numbers of Dr Matrix
The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings
The New Age: Notes of a Fringe-Watcher
Fractal Music, Hypercards and More…: Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American Magazine
Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience
When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish: And Other Speculations About This and That
Great Essays in Science – Martin Gardner (Editor)
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition – Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner (Editor), John Tenniel (Illustrator)