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Large Hadron Collidor Researchers Hope To Touch Another Dimension

Atom smashing scientists could create mini-black holes to test whether gravity flows between dimensions

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Ordinarily I’m all for the sort of creative scientific research that moves us a little further from “stark reality” and closer to “Tony Stark reality.” That said, even I can’t help but wonder whether smashing atoms so hard they might punch through to another dimension altogether is such a great idea.

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Homer Simpson (Almost) Discovered The Elusive ‘God Particle’ Fourteen Years Before Science Did

Thanks to some sly mathematical in-joking, The Simpsons nearly predicted a major scientific breakthrough

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That, at its height, The Simpsons was one the funniest, smartest, most influential shows in the history of television, is a fairly uncontroversial assessment at this point. Even after its pivot away from focusing on Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie’s family dynamic, and toward increasingly unrealistic plot lines (sometime after around season 8 or 9) The Simpsons was–and continues to be–a reliable source of laughs. But while the show’s primary function has always been to entertain, that doesn’t mean its writers weren’t slipping in some serious business while we weren’t looking.

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GOOD Design Daily: Portrait of a Particle Accelerator

Artist Josef Kristofoletti painted a life-sized mural of the seven-ton particle accelerator at the Large Hadron Collider.

How exactly do you capture the seven-ton glory of the largest particle accelerator ever created? Josef Kristofoletti is the lucky artist who was picked to paint a large scale mural of ATLAS, one of six collider experiments at the Large Hadron Collider found at CERN, the European Organization of Nuclear Research. And he did it on the exterior of the building where the accelerator is actually housed.

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