A helium leak, caused by a faulty electrical connection between two magnets, caused the Large Hadron Collider to be shut down until spring.
As Hurricane Andrew smashed a Miami waterfront aquarium in 1992, six lionfish escaped into Biscayne Bay. Now thousands of lionfish are devastating Florida’s native shoals — and invading the rest of the Caribbean.
Four-fifths of all life on Earth is beneath the waves: The incredible secret world at the bottom of the sea. Extracted from Oceans: Exploring The Hidden Depths Of The Underwater World by Anne Laking and Paul Rose (Amazon US & UK).
Number of West African chimpanzees has fallen 90% in less than 20 years.
Combine a little nanotechnology, some metamaterials made of artificial atoms, and Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and what do you get? Optical microscopes so powerful they’ll make DNA visible to the naked eye, superfast computer microchips, and a muggle knock-off of Harry Potter’s most famous possession.
With eloquence and anxiety, Wolfgang Sofsky speaks out about the betrayal of liberties for which generations fought and died, from the dawn of the Reformation to the end of the Cold War. Sofsky’s Privacy: A Manifesto is available at Amazon UK.