QUIRKY WORLD ... Hadron rivals Handel in making sweet music

Switzerland: It was built to help uncover the building blocks of our universe — but scientists have found that Cern’s Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator can write beautiful music too.

Data from the giant physics experiment, buried beneath the Swiss-French border, has been “sonified” by converting the peaks and troughs of particle research into musical notes.

“Through a process called sonification, we are able to make music from scientific data and experience that data in new and beautiful ways,” said Genevieve Williams of Anglia Ruskin University.

Pasta packaging

Britain: Waitrose is to sell pasta in packaging made from food waste in a move it claims is a first among UK supermarkets.

The grocer will shortly launch two new fusilli pastas, one made from green peas and the other from red lentils, in packaging made from 15% food waste.

The food waste is made up of the peas and pulses that do not make the grade during the production of the pasta. They are used towards the pasta box instead of being thrown out.

Archaeology from above

England: Archaeological remains from a Bronze Age cemetery and a Roman military camp to medieval farms have been revealed from the air, experts said.

A series of aerial photographs, released by government heritage agency Historic England to mark the Festival of Archaeology, show some of the top finds made in recent years.

Photographs taken in 2015 above Fittleworth in West Sussex show five or six circular buried ditches which would have surrounded Bronze Age barrows, and last year’s dry summer revealed crop marks in the Cambridgeshire clay which helped experts to see the extent of an Iron Age/Roman settlement in Comberton.

Vote Cat in the Hat

USA: Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat from The Cat In The Hat, whose platform includes working with Sam I Am to address hunger.

The Cat announced his candidacy in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of writer Dr Seuss, as well as his running mates, Thing 1 and Thing 2.

The event served as the official launch for the new Random House book One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote.

Pokémon stop

USA: A driver who crashed his vehicle into a police patrol car in the Delaware resort of Rehoboth Beach was trying to help his wife as she played the Pokémon Go game.

Rehoboth Beach police said 28-year-old Mark A Oldenburg, of Dover, was cited for inattentive driving and an improper turn following the crash, although nobody was hurt.

Police said Mr Oldenburg’s wife directed him to pull into a parking space in an attempt to locate a Pokémon gym but he failed to check his surroundings and crashed into the officer’s vehicle.

Couple aim high

USA: A couple got married 9m off the ground during a Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey show at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Groom Mustafa Danguir, wearing a white tuxedo coat, arrived on a camel and climbed a side ladder to reach the tightrope.

The veiled bride, Anna Lebedeva, rode a horse, shedding her high heels and adjusting her flowing gown to also climb a ladder to the wire, with the ringmaster presiding as the pair met in the middle of the wire to exchange vows and rings.



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