Ethan D. Ackerman

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21 Foil-Wrapped Camping Recipes

Because everything tastes better when it's cooked over a campfire.

The physics of Doctor Who's awesome time-traveling ship aren't exactly science fiction

Characters in "Doctor Who" are always amazed by its unassuming appearance (it looks like a blue police box from the 1960s) and that it's much bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.<p>But what we really want to know is how does it work, and when can we have one?<p>Physicists Ben Tippett and Dave …

Physics

Will ET Drink Water? - Issue 25: Water

A team of astronomers announced this year that they had found no fewer than eight planets orbiting the so-called Goldilocks zone around their parent …

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Physicists are still puzzled by a particle that seems to defy the laws of physics

A cosmic ray from space, it possessed 320 exa-electron volts (EeV) of energy, millions of times more than particles attain at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful accelerator ever built by humans.<p>The particle was going so fast that in a yearlong race with light, it would have lost by mere …

Physics

Live Art: Faux Copper PVC Wall Planter

Looking for a unique piece of wall art? If you’ve got a green thumb and a sunny room, this faux copper PVC wall planter is the perfect weekend project!<p>Is industrial-style design your go-to decor aesthetic?<p>Build your own steampunk-meets-wall-art indoor garden with this faux copper pvc wall planter …

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

20 beautiful secret British beaches

Stretching for thousands of miles, with uninhabited islands and unseen inlets, our coast is the greatest tract of untouched wilderness left in Britain today. This is a Narnia where untouched sands lie as fresh as snow, sea caves beckon you to enter and vast stretches of marram grass dunes hide …