Higgs at the LHC: Rumors and Getting it Right

“Science for me is very close to art. Scientific discovery is an irrational act. It’s an intuition which turns out to be reality at the end of it — and I see no difference between a scientist developing a marvelous discovery and an artist making a painting.” –Carlo Rubbia, famous and infamous Nobel Prize-winning physicist … Read more

Happy Earth Day, 2011 Edition!

“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” –Bill Anders, Apollo 8 Astronaut This Earth Day, I think — for anyone interested in space, astronomy, or the Universe — gives us perhaps the best opportunity to look back on our planet as we … Read more

Telescope! Give me sight beyond sight!

“The lessons of science should be experimental also. The sight of a planet through a telescope is worth all the course on astronomy; the shock of the electric spark in the elbow outvalues all theories; the taste of the nitrous oxide, the firing of an artificial volcano, are better than volumes of chemistry.” –Ralph Waldo … Read more

Celebrating 50 years of humans in space!

“I could have gone on flying through space forever.” –Yuri Gagarin It was April 12th, 1961, or fifty years ago today, that Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to leave Earth — the ground, the atmosphere, the stratosphere — and to soar into outer space. What was unimaginable just half-a-century ago has become an … Read more