Let's Take A Minute To Remember CERN's American Older Brother

Along with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is the only other large particle accelerator in the world. While the CERN collider's size and ambition has catapulted it into the cultural consciousness, the humble RHIC has been quietly smashing… » 4/14/14 4:18pm Monday 4:18pm

One of Star Wars' Desert Cities Is Being Threatened By Shifting Sands

While much of the Star Wars films were filmed in studio lots or in preexisting structures, a number of their exterior sets, especially for the desert planet Tatooine, were purpose built for the films and simply abandoned to the sands and the fans when filming was over. Now shifting dunes (not a Death Star) are… » 4/10/14 6:29pm Thursday 6:29pm

The Voynich Manuscript: The World's Most Mysterious Book

Since its supposed discovery in 1912, the Voynich manuscript has baffled scholars and speculators alike with its indecipherable language, mysterious plant diagrams, and psychedelic cosmological diagrams. Credited as everything from a lost Enochian encyclopedia to a fraudulent alchemical text to a complete hoax, the… » 4/08/14 12:35pm 4/08/14 12:35pm

Watch This Stream of An Artist Spending Two Weeks Inside Of A Bear

Channeling equal parts Empire Strikes Back and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, French artist Abraham Poincheval has begun his performance art piece known as Dans La Peau de l'Ours (Inside the Skin of the Bear) by taking up residence inside of a hollowed out bear's body. » 4/04/14 12:55pm 4/04/14 12:55pm

Who Will Keep Yale's BOOBZ, ASS BUTT, GILF MAGNET Historic Plaque?

The Yale University Art Gallery found itself with a new historic plaque this April Fool's Day, honoring some fictional obscene graffiti. However, rather than tighten their ties and embark on a vandal hunt, the museum is going to put it back up so that the artist can claim it before they auction it for charity. » 4/03/14 6:11pm 4/03/14 6:11pm

What Killed Over 200 People At This Indian Lake?

In 1942 a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an alarming discovery. Some 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, was a frozen lake absolutely full of skeletons. That summer, the ice melting revealed even more skeletal remains, floating in the water and lying haphazardly around the lake's … » 4/02/14 12:58pm 4/02/14 12:58pm