Emotional Video of Physicist Learning His Big Bang Theory is Accurate


Russian-American Andrei Linde is a theoretical physicist and a physics professor at Stanford University in California. Linde was one of the main authors of the recently-confirmed inflationary universe theory. Stanford Assistant Physics Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprised Linde on Monday with the news that his theory — his life’s work — was correct. [via Gizmodo]

13-year-old Builds Nuclear Reactor


A 13-year-old boy from the UK has built a working nuclear reactor just in time to beat the record of a 14-year-old American boy. As you’d probably guessed, Jamie Richards’s project didn’t involve the nuclear fission found in most nuclear power plants. Instead, reports the Lancashire Evening Post: Jamie, who is 14 on Sunday, started […]