by liberal japonicus
As is usual, the perfect open thread topic appears after I post an open thread. Looked in my google news and there this was, and because Gary Farber is in my Google + circle, it's got his seal of approval.
A short one or two sentence summary can't do this article justice, so here's a taste to get you started:
Shortly after his 14th birthday, Taylor and Brinsmead loaded deuterium fuel into the machine, brought up the power, and confirmed the presence of neutrons. With that, Taylor became the 32nd individual on the planet to achieve a nuclear-fusion reaction.
As they say, read the rest. And then comment on what you were doing when you were 14.