Now that it looks like the hunt for the Higgs boson is over, particles of dark matter are at the top of the physics "Most Wanted" list. Dozens of experiments have been searching for them, but often come up with...
GreenEarth Cleaning has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and says it will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, as a standard-setting mechanism to improve its environmentally friendly dry cleaning system. Show More Summary
Scientists hailed CERN's confirmation of the Higgs Boson in July of 2012, speculating that it could one day make light speed travel possible by "un-massing" objects or allow huge items to be launched into space by "switching off" the Higgs....
The Higgs boson is a popular subject among the most-cited physics papers of 2012, but a particle simulation manual takes the top spot. Think of it as a particle physics version of pop radio's “top 40” countdown: INSPIRE, a database of...Show More Summary
Currently on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: the work of artist Chris Shaw, who re-imagines historical depictions of the Virgin Mary swaddling not wee baby Jesus, but a Higgs particle, an armillary sphere, and a red, writhing squid. Bonus: admission is free. Read more...
CERN has given us many things in our day, most notable among them recent proof of the existence of the so-called ‘God particle’, the Higgs Boston… one of the most elusive objects in particle physics. But like the Higgs Boson, most of CERN’s achievements are pretty exotic. On April 30 in 1993, though, CERN gave [...]Show More Summary
If lawmakers get their way, research like recent Higgs findings could disappear.
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Psychiatry needs its Higgs boson moment says and article in New Scientist which describes some interesting but disconnected findings suggesting it ‘aint going to get it soon. Wall Street Journal has an overenthusiastic article on how advances in genetics and neuroscience are ‘revolutionizing’ our [...]
Dr Karen Higgs released a boreal owl at Kincaid Park today. It was originally brought to Bird TLC after being hit by a car in Anchorage last year.The weather was sunny perfect, but chilly because of some wind. The boreal owl didn't mind the chill though. Show More Summary
Shane Black explains why the Mandarin is the "über-terrorist" in Iron Man 3. Dan Aykroyd is excited again about Ghostbusters 3, and this time the Higgs boson is involved. Matthew McConaughey has some more cryptically chill things to say about Interstellar. There's tons of info about the Arrow season finale. Spoiler alert! Read more...
When it comes to the theory of the Higgs boson, British physicist Peter Higgs gets all the love. But that’s not fair, says Carl Hagen, arguing that he and four other scientists deserve just as much credit. The time has come, he says, to officially rename the so-called God particle. Read more...
One of the scientists who worked on the development of the Higgs boson theory has backed calls for it to be given a name reflecting more than just one man. The debate comes a few weeks after CERN announced it had only one remaining variable to eliminate before confirming that the particle discovered through the [...]
Amid rumors that this year's Nobel Prize for Physics will go to the Higgs boson theory, some scientists say the particle's name should be changed so that all the glory doesn't go to British physicist Peter Higgs. At a press conference last year to announce the particle's discovery, Higgs "was...
Despite initial skepticism, James Higgs is quickly won over by a new graphical Ulysses app.
Symmetry sits down with Fabiola Gianotti, who recently finished an eventful four years as spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Physicist Fabiola Gianotti, one of the two experiment leaders who announced...Show More Summary
Are you having a hard time dealing with the Large Hadron Collider's two-year maintenance shutdown? Do you miss waking up every morning to the potential of another big particle discovery in the news? Then strap this awesomely animated Higgs Boson watch to your wrist as a reminder that in no time the LHC will be back in business. More »
Higgs Boson Watch Can't get enough of particle physics? Celebrate the discovery of the universe's most elusive particle with the Higgs Bosson Watch from the NeatoShop. This fantastic watch features a spinning second hand that spirals around. Show More Summary
A mechanical nutcracker that upon cranking fires a nut and cracks it midflight. Made in 2004 by Rob Higgs. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
Robert Garisto is an Editor of Physical Review Letters, the flagship journal of American Physical Society and the one with the highest impact factor in physics. I follow him on twitter (@RobertGaristo) and he points out interesting papers that appear in the journal he works in. This time I read the following and turned immediately [...]
The atheist professor doesn’t want the word “God” associated with the particle that bears his name. In an interview with BBC Scotland, the 83-year-old atheist scientist explained that it was “misleading” to suggest that the Higgs boson, a partial that he theorized holds the universe together, was powered by supernatural forces. The phrase was first [...]