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The New Prometheuses? Are Physicists on the Verge of Stealing the Secrets of the “God Particle” (the Higgs Boson’s Mass) from Heaven?

Stealing fire from heaven. The most important physics experiment in the history of, well, all of history, is slated to take place over the late winter of 2009 and the first few months of 2010. This is when the CERN particle … Continue reading

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Expert Physicists Say that the Large Hadron Collider is Safe and Won’t Create a Black Hole That Will Swallow the Earth. So How Come Conservatives Aren’t Freaked about This?

Most American conservatives (presumably) follow the expert advice of their family physicians when they are told that, say, they need to see a specialist with regard to a symptom, or need surgery. And they might well go under the knife … Continue reading

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Is the Higgs Boson (the So-Called ‘God Particle’) the Creator and Destroyer of Worlds?

The CERN Hadron Collider may soon find out, and Jared Burton directed me to an interesting article about it. (And David Bowie may have gotten there first.) But in any case, according to the New York Times yesterday, two prominent … Continue reading

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