Scientists at Cern, the Geneva-based European laboratory for particle physics, are revealing their latest findings in their search for the Higgs boson. Here, science correspondent Ian Sample – author of Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle - explains what a Higgs boson is, how Cern physicists are looking for it, and why it matters if they find it
More great travel time-lapse videos sent in from our readers - there are some beautifully observed shots of people going about their daily lives captured in this piece on Kiev, posted by yeltz83
Confessions of a Michael Stipe
“It’s only been six months,” longtime R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe says quietly. “So it’s really hard to even figure out who I am.” The 52-year-old is of course referring to life after his band, who — after three decades, 15 albums, and a meteoric rise from indie icons to mainstream superstars — announced they planned to “call it a day.”
“It’s pretty wild,” Stipe says. “I have this sensation that I’ve never felt … It’s kind of a newfound freedom.”
It was the end of an era, and not only for Stipe, but for anyone who’d grown up with REM. And yet, even as Stipe soul-searches, he is making some of the most creative work of his life. He’s got a studio in downtown Manhattan, where he is creating bronze sculptures of old cameras and cassette tapes. He’s producing a documentary about Internet fame. He (was) on Instagram, until a few weeks ago, when he proclaimed he did not want “any part” of Facebook “up in my grill.” And he has a crazy, beautiful, eccentric Tumblr — Confessions of a Michael Stipe — that he uses as a scrapbook to document it all. We sat down with Stipe at the Tumblr offices (among many giddy staffers) to get inside his head.
BBC News Today - ‘Batman’ pulled over by police in Maryland 2012 (di BBCNewsToday)
Come riporta anche il Post nell’articolo che accompagna il video “In realtà l’uomo mascherato è un imprenditore americano di nome Lenny B. Robinson che ha detto di travestirsi sempre in questo modo per andare a visitare i bambini malati di cancro e altre malattie incurabili in un ospedale locale e farli divertire.” [fonte Il Post]
Da vedere assolutamente: In memori@m (english subtitles)
A tragedy, both personal and collective, brings the director to discover a new memory through the web. Because in the 2.0 world, we can remember those who have passed away, with a simple click. Direction: Manuela Antonucci Script: Manuela Antonucci Assistant of direction: Carol Vilela, Naobi Cáceres Production: Cristina Paniello, Ainhoa Garikano Photography: Carol Vilela, Manuela Antonucci, Naobi Cáceres Cameraman: Carol Vilela Sound: Marco Marasca Editing: Naobi Cáceres Original music: vilnius.hang Translation: Andrea Martínez, Manuela Antonucci, Cristina Paniello Graphic Design: Rakel Judez A production of Master in Creative Documentary (Autonomous University of Barcelona - UAB) and Catalonian Television - TVC done by the students during the academic course.
KONY 2012 (di invisiblechildreninc)
“Il documentario dell’associazione statunitense Invisible Children Inc. per sensibilizzare il mondo e richiedere l’arresto del leader ribelle ugandese Joseph Kony ha raggiunto i 49,6 milioni di visualizzazioni su YouTube”. [fonte Il Post, di cui vi consigliamo la lettura di questo articolo a proposito di questo video)