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A new physics, or a statistical error: Round-up of news from Fermilab

Last week, JArmstrong posted to the Submitterator about the big news out of Fermilab last week. Shorter version: An analysis of 10,000 proton-antiproton collisions made in the lab’s Tevatron particle accelerator turned up an anomaly that may, or may not, end up representing a very important discovery. Adding to the excitement, the Tevatron is scheduled… Read More »

235 Star Trek characters in pixel form, all on one poster

John Martz says: Trexels is a limited edition print from John Martz and Koyama Press featuring 235 of your favourite Star Trek characters (give or take a few Tribbles) in pixelated form. The print, an edition of 300, will debut at the MoCCA Festival in New York City, April 9th and 10th, 2011 (I’ll only… Read More »

Indonesia: Citibank debt collectors arrested in death of client over credit card

In the Jakarta Post today, news that a Citibank employee and two debt collectors hired by the international financial institution are charged with murdering a customer in Indonesia. The man was the head of a local political party. He reportedly complained to the Citibank representatives about his credit card bill, which showed a higher balance… Read More »

Stingray X-ray

This is an x-ray of a newly discovered species of stingray, native to the Amazon. You can’t tell from this shot of its innards, but the Heliotrygon gomesi actually resembles a “pancake with a nose”—big, round, flat, and beige. Read more about this creature at Our Amazing Planet. Image: Ken Jones Submitterated by Ajourneyroundmyskull

Symphony of Science ode to the brain

Symphony of Science, the people behind that awesome Carl Sagan “Glorious Dawn” autotune song have a new video, based around neuroscience. There’s plenty of Sagan—who I still think sounds weirdly like Kermit the Frog when filtered through autotune—and it’s also got a great, spacey chorus featuring Jill Bolte Taylor, the neuroanatomist who described her own… Read More »

To do (for free) in NYC today: massive red and white quilt show, may induce “Amish heart attack”

Boing Boing reader cinemajay says, My wife and I just returned from NYC where we saw “Infinite Variety,” an exhibition of 650 red and white quilts. As the husband of a quilter I’m used to going to craft-related events, but this was absolutely breathtaking in scope and presentation. It was nothing short of magical, and… Read More »

Physicists explore abandoned American supercollider

In the early 1990s, the United States was set to build a particle accelerator even larger and more awesome than the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. Naturally, Texas was chosen as the location for such a super-sized project. The first structures had been built, and digging had begun on the tunnels that would house the… Read More »

Gown made from Golden Books

Designer Ryan Novelline has created a smashing gown out of Golden Books — he’s documented the process, which looks like great fun: “The skirt is comprised entirely of the illustrations from the books sewn together with metallic gold thread, and the bodice is made from the books’ foil spines. Both the bodice and skirt have… Read More »

Scientist sports jerseys inspired by a Boing Boing comment thread

Syphax sez, “A while back, I mentioned my idea to put scientists’ names on the back of sports jerseys (see the comments for this Boing Boing post). I was sitting on the idea until one of my sons asked for a Galileo shirt for his birthday! So, I printed some up for him and his… Read More »