A Russian man is building his own subway. His name is Leonid Murlyanchik. After his retirement, Leonid decided that he wanted better transportation. So he filed some papers, and drew up some plans, and bought some materials. And now he's started digging.
We don't know much, but what a hobby this is! This man is building a bloody subway! By himself! [English Russia]
Wired has published a very nice feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Kip Thorne is one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists. He and Nolan worked together to ensure depictions of scientific happenings in the film are as accurate as possible. Read more