It’s a Halloween miracle!
Here is a zombie movie, that will be released for free under the Creative Commons agreements, that was shot at the Large Hadron Collider, by scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider, and news of its release came to me on Dogmic’s birthday!
Special thanks to Wired and this article, without which this great day would have been slightly more boring.
On July 19, 1957, six men stand beneath an atomic explosion set off in the deserts of the American Northwest. Five of them were volunteers.
Click through for the full story from NPR.
“Trust me,” she said. “I’m Indian, I’m British. A billion Indians can’t be wrong. They drink hot tea in hot weather.”
I love that quote.
NPR gives a brief explanation of a brief investigation. They could have tried a little harder with this article. Consider the quote above and then take a look at how he ends this piece:
I have to say I’m still a little skeptical about hot tea on a hot day. I’d still rather have a tall glass of ice water. What about you?
Even by NPR’s standards, that’s crappy journalism. “It’s just a blog,” you say? Once he calls up a neuroscientist and says “I’m with NPR” it’s more than just a blog. And he didn’t even answer his own question: Does drinking hot tea on a hot day actually cool you off (reduce body temperature), or is it just a physiological trick, like a ceiling fan, that makes you more comfortable without lowering body temperature?
My apologies. I didn’t intend to rant against this guy. I just wanted to call out Scott for not drinking hot coffee on the day he helped me move.
This skydiver jumped out of a helicopter with no parachute and landed on cardboard boxes.
Real life is more like a B action movie every time I open up YouTube.
Thanks to ABC News for the story.
UPDATE: Plane-to-plane skydive. Now we know it’s possible.
Nothing to say – too busy convulsing in the icy grip of fear.
Gizmodo deserves some credit here.