‘Scientists at the £3.6bn Large Hadron Collider (LHC) found their plans to emulate the big bang postponed this week when a passing bird dropped a “bit of baguette” into the machine, causing it to overheat’ records the Guardian. But there’s a much more sinister explanation from the whackier frontiers of theoretical physics: ‘ripples from the future are travelling back in time to stop the Switzerland-based particle accelerator working.’ Now that’s what I call a conspiracy theory.
Not sure if we’re allowed to use the word ‘funky interactive video’ when the video in question (by the talented Oxfam filmmaker Sandhya Suri) is a realtime account of a cyclone smashing into a community in Bangladesh, but take a look anyway
Excellent and alarming update on rising food and oil prices from Alex Evans
Throwing rocks at a war criminal in Guatemala (and keeping his hat for the town museum)
If you can get past the annoying voice, this brainteaser is very disturbing. Can someone explain to me why she always guesses right? [h/t Sarah Wootton]
Suffering from ‘narrative’ overload? Uberblogger Tyler Cowen explains why he’s suspicious of the power of stories