Everything you need to know about crapping at the opera before 1830

In case you were wondering how people evacuated their bowels at the London theater in the 19th century, Dr. Michael Burden of the University of Oxford has you covered with his new paper, "Pots, privies and WCs; crapping at the opera in London before 1830." In this edifying study of sanitation in a more fragrant era,… » 5/09/12 7:15am 5/09/12 7:15am

Two leaders of "Faster-Than-Light" Neutrino Team Resign

On the morning of September 22, 2011, OPERA spokesperson Antonio Ereditato announced to the world that members of the OPERA experiment had observed neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. The next day, experimental coordinator Dario Autiero presented the team's findings at an internationally broadcasted… » 3/30/12 12:12pm 3/30/12 12:12pm

Faster than light neutrinos may have just been disproven

This could be it, folks. Last September, physicists watching neutrinos travel from the CERN laboratory in Switzerland to Italy's Gran Sasso laboratory announced that they had detected the subatomic particles making the trip 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light dictates is possible. Now, rumors are flying that… » 2/22/12 2:26pm 2/22/12 2:26pm

New data confirms: Neutrinos are still traveling faster than light

When physicists announced in September that they had observed neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light, the scientific community was justifiably skeptical. » 11/18/11 8:00am 11/18/11 8:00am

Physicists to re-run the experiments that produced faster-than-light…

Results from independent cross-checks of last month's FTL neutrino findings wont start rolling in for at least a few more months. In the meantime, however, physicists at the OPERA lab who made the initial observations will be running their experiment yet again — only this time they'll be measuring things a little… » 10/28/11 1:37pm 10/28/11 1:37pm

Faster-than-light neutrinos could be proof of extra dimensions

The recent announcement that neutrinos had been observed seemingly going faster than the speed of light sent shockwaves through the physics community. But there's one possible explanation that could keep Einstein's relativity intact and open up a whole new cosmos. » 9/28/11 1:36pm 9/28/11 1:36pm

Physicists explain controversial finding of faster-than-light particles

Yesterday, CERN physicists shocked the world with news of a scientific finding that could revolutionize the field of physics. The researchers claim to have observed what many had believed to be impossible: subatomic particles called neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light. » 9/23/11 3:15pm 9/23/11 3:15pm

Naked, Drugged-Out, Futuristic Surgical Death — With Singing!

New gothpunk musical Repo! The Genetic Opera » 11/07/08 9:40am 11/07/08 9:40am hits select theaters this evening with the sound of dissected organs hitting the pavement. Either you've never heard of this rock opera turned dystopian sci-fi story about organ repossession in the 2050s, or you're one of those internet fans who've been jamming to the…

The Season's Real Genetic Opera Is "The Fly"

Sure you can see Paris Hilton getting her face » 9/02/08 8:00am 9/02/08 8:00am slashed in forthcoming movie , but this month in David Cronenberg's fiendishly seductive opera adaptation of his 1980s gorefest , you can see a naked man go transgenic and turn his entire body into an experiment in human-insect genetic hybridization. Plus, the naked…