Superconducting Super Loss

In the late ’70s, a supercollider was proposed to be built in Texas. At 54.1 miles around, it would be the largest ever built; beating the LHC by 37.1 miles! Unfortunately, the project failed due to budget concerns (rising from $4.4 billion in 1987 to $12 billion in 1993), so we will never see what could have been… but […]

Newton and Alchemy

Listen to this article: Many people know Isaac Newton to be a mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. More still know Isaac Newton to have theorized about gravity, but rarely discussed is his interest in alchemy. The world was still being explored and things like alchemy were a way of discovering more.