For centuries and centuries, people have tried to build or conceive of a perpetual motion machine, but science keeps telling us that such a thing isn’t possible. Now, some scientists seem to think it may be possible after all.
After a bunch of observations and a bunch of math and sciencey stuff and measurements and whatnot, it looks like that the universe is about 80 million years older than previously thought, which is 560 million years older in dog years.
On his way to host the Fundamental Physics Prize in Geneva Switzerland, actor Morgan Freeman got a chance to hang out with physicist Stephen Hawking at the Large Hadron Collider. Because that’s what awesome people do. Hang out together at the LHC.
After thorough re-examination, review and triple/quadruple checking of all the facts and figures, CERN has announced that the Higgs-like particle that was detected last year using the Large Hadron Collider is in fact a Higgs boson. There ya go. New pope, Higgs boson.
In Spider-Man 2, there’s a scene where Spidey uses his spider-webbing to bring a four-car subway train to a screeching halt. That’s a lot of weight and a lot of mass, but if we’re talking about spider silk sized up to human proportions, it could absolutely stop a runaway train.