Tom Burgoyne

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Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says: "Hey, I've figured it out. I know where we are."<br>"Where are we then?"<br>"Do you see that mountain over …

Elon Musk Shows Off His Crazy Iron Man-Inspired 3D Modeling Setup

Elon Musk, the world’s busiest rich dude/mad scientist, has just posted a video showing off the Iron Man-inspired 3D modeling setup he tweeted about last week. Because people don’t compare him to Tony Stark* enough, right?<p>By combining the gesture-sensing Leap Motion controller with an array of …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Don't Believe Your Eyes

The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not here because of the anti-establishment rock star lurking in the basement; this venue is also the centre for the LAPD rapid …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

What do we really know about the effects of screen time on mental health?

Public Health England this week announced that too much time in front of TV and computer screens is causing increasing psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, in children. The report, which can be found here, suggests that the amount of time spent playing computer games was …

Dean Karnazes: the man who can run for ever

From club runners to Olympians, every athlete has a limit. Scientifically, this limit is defined as the body’s lactate threshold and when you exercise beyond it, running rapidly becomes unpleasant. We’ve all experienced that burning feeling – heart pounding, lungs gasping for air – as your muscles …

The 10 best lunchbox fillers Banish back-to-school blues with these tantalising treats for your Tupperware. It's lids off ofr DIY pot noodles, sweet and savoury homemade popcorn and cherry chocolate bites ... Photography by Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian http://t.gu.com/opZAY

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A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

If The Sun Went Out, How Long Could Life On Earth Survive?

Don't worry, you'll have time to post your goodbye selfies to Facebook.<p>If you put a steamy cup of coffee in the refrigerator, it wouldn't immediately turn cold. Likewise, if the sun simply "turned off" (which is actually physically impossible), the Earth would stay warm—at least compared with the …

Universal launches vinyl crowdfunding site to reprint rare and deleted albums

Universal Music will use a new crowdfunding website to work out which "rare and deleted" albums it ought to reissue on vinyl.<p>According to online …

Thom Yorke opens up to Daniel Craig in celebrity interview

Thom Yorke has been interviewed by James Bond actor and long-time Radiohead enthusiast Daniel Craig. The conversation between Yorke and Craig covers …

Airline Pilot Creates Realistic Animation of Flight 214 Crash

There was no clear video of last weekend's tragic Asiana Airlines Flight 214's crash landing that killed three passengers, but animation artists were …

Beck shares surreal Western-inspired music video for ‘Wow’

The clip features Beck’s children Cosimo and Tuesday Hansen<p>Beck has released a music video for his new single ‘Wow’.<p>A collaboration between Beck and …

Glasvegas Team Up With William Shatner

<b>Glasvegas</b> have roped in William Shatner for the video to new single 'If'.<p>Glasvegas are back. The band played a secret show in their hometown at the …

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Julia Gillard's 'small breasts' served up on Liberal party dinner menu

A Liberal National Party fundraiser menu which served up Julia Gillard quail with “small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box” has been labelled …

George Osborne’s missing cat accused of being a Chinese spy after returning

George Osborne’s cat, which went missing for two years, has been accused of being a foreign spy after suddenly returning.<p>Inquisitive Freya is under …

Animal invisibility cloak makes cat and fish vanish http://bit.ly/14sw2ar Video: http://bit.ly/12fJMpH Scientists have shown off their latest "invisibility cloak" by making a pet goldfish and a small cat vanish from plain sight. The device is crude and unlikely to pass muster with the pupils of Hogwarts, but researchers said it marked a significant step forward in the science of the unseen.

Scientists build soft, transparent contact lens displays with nanomaterials

Of the contact lens display prototypes that we've seen so far, few if any are focused on comfort -- a slight problem when they're meant to sit <i>on our eyeballs</i>. A collaboration between Samsung and multiple universities may solve this with display tech that's meant to be cozy from the start. By …

Shin-kicking championships at the Cotswold Olimpicks – video

Dover Hill in Gloucestershire is the setting for the 401st annual shin-kicking championships at the Cotswold Olympicks. Contestants stuff their …

The great defriending of Facebook

Facebook is changing. Surely you’ve noticed. Your best friends are getting buried beneath memes; your mom is getting pushed aside by image spam. Your …

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Think brain scans can reveal our innermost thoughts? Think again

The grip of neuroscience on the academic and popular imagination is extraordinary. In recent decades, brain scientists have burst out of the …

Is This Homemade 'Lightsaber' the Real Deal?

The Force may be strong with one handheld laser that its creator describes as a "homemade lightsaber."<p>The laser, which emits a blue light and …

What Averaged Face Photographs Reveal About Human Beauty

A while back, PetaPixel posted some features about image averaging and faces. Richard Prince created a composite portrait of the 57 faces of …

Is internet English debasing the language? Not IMHO http://bit.ly/11ve1sr Some of the prose on the web is dreadful, but some is as good as anything on paper ... Photograph: Nick Sinclair /Alamy