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"Twin Suns Visible From Earth By 2012"?!

Pfft, you can already see thousands of suns every night! Some nutjob, probably high on telescope-cleaning fluid, is convinced Betelgeuse (the star, not the Tim Burton movie)...
January 21, 2011

Astronomers Discover Two Old Black Holes

Astronomers at the University of Arizona recently discovered two really old-ass black holes. Interesting, scientists, but maybe you should consider careers in Geriatric ASStronomy (shoot me now,...
April 1, 2010

Uh-Oh: Chinese Scientists Create Black Hole

Two scientists in China have developed an electromagnetic black hole capable of sucking in and trapping microwaves (not my Kid's Cuisine!). Next stop: trapping visible light. The...
October 15, 2009

Just When You Thought We Were Safe: LHC

That's right folks, the people over at CERN are getting ready to fire the Large Hadron Collider back up this fall. And, well, it's been nice knowing...
July 9, 2009

Universe's Largest Black Hole Discovered

Allegedly astronomers have discovered the universe's most massive black hole. How massive? Think my ex-wife's gaping pie-hole times three. Whatever gave birth to this monster can be...
May 15, 2009

Stephen Hawking Battling Infection, 'Very Ill'

Stephen Hawking, genius extraordinaire and a personal hero of mine (I heard he once piloted his wheelchair through a blackhole unscathed), has been hospitalized and is reportedly...
April 20, 2009

Large Hadron Collider Still Not Colliding

Apparently now that the LHC has Google doing its bidding, it's taking it easy and won't become operational anytime soon. Unless September is considered soon, in which...
February 10, 2009

Blacker Than Black: The Darkest Material

Researchers have recently made a material so dark it absorbs 99.9% of light, the closest yet to a "pure" black. The substance has a total reflective index...
October 14, 2008

Large Hadron Collider Gets New Name

The Royal Society of Chemistry in London recently held a contest to rename the Large Hadron Collider. The votes are in, and the doomsday machine's new name...
September 18, 2008

I Want: A Skull Shaped Deprivation Chamber

The Sensory Deprivation Skull is a little room you climb into when your wife won't stop nagging you about "cutting the grass" and "getting a job". It...
September 12, 2008

Live Large Hadron Collider Webcams

This is a snapshot from one of the webcams positioned on the Large hadron Collider. Hit this link to view them, there's been a bunch of bustling...
September 12, 2008