Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider

Apr 30, 2016

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider

The world’s most powerful particle smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, went offline after a weasel caused a short circuit on a high-voltage transformer. The collider suffered a “severe electrical perturbation” at 5:30 a.m. Friday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said in its ...

Apr 22, 2016

Man pleads guilty over yoga altercation on airplane

A tourist accused of becoming violent because he couldn’t do yoga on a plane pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with a flight crew. As part of a plea deal, Hyongtae Pae is expected to be sentenced to time served, which was about 12 days, ...

Mar 31, 2016

Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane: FBI

A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent South Korean passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said. The pilot of the March 26 United Airlines flight from Honolulu International Airport to Narita International Airport ...

Mar 29, 2016

China gets tough on foreign-sounding street and development names

China will clamp down on foreign-sounding and bizarre names after too many streets and developments called “Manhattan” or “Venice” have popped up amid decades of frenzied building, a government official says. Civil Affairs minister Li Liguo said in a recently televised speech that the ...

Mar 25, 2016

Seattle tree-sitter booked into jail

A man who transfixed Seattle and the Internet by perching near the top of an 80-foot (24-meter) tree in the city for more than a day has been booked into jail for investigation of malicious mischief. Seattle police on Thursday identified the man as ...

Tree climber disrupts Seattle traffic

Mar 23, 2016

Tree climber disrupts Seattle traffic

Police were trying to coax a man out of a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle after he climbed nearly to the top on Tuesday, disrupting traffic. Police say someone called 911 after 11 a.m. to report a man in the conifer next to Macy’s ...