Cosmic Rays and Climate – to be or not to be?

From the “science is still settling” department, the question still seems up in the air to me. On one hand we have Dr. Jasper Kirkby, Head of the CLOUD Experiment, CERN Geneva giving a thorough review showing strong correlations between cosmic rays, solar cycles and earth’s climate. He projects a possible mini ice age by…

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Higgs Boson Hysteria – but no fireworks on the 4th of July

From CERN, another science press release with a “could” and “preliminary” caveat. Sigh. I expected fireworks. It is encouraging though. 5 sigma isn’t anything to sneeze at. I have to wonder though, if the fact that CERN delayed this press release (from Monday when it became known) to today, the 4th of July, wasn’t a…

BREAKING: CERN to announce “God Particle” found

By JOHN HEILPRIN and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Scientists believe the “God particle” that might explain the underpinnings of the universe is real, and they are about to present their evidence to the world. Physicists at the world’s biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have nearly confirmed the primary…

Nigel Calder reports on “Yet another trick of cosmic rays”

Reblogged from Calder’s Updates In the climax to the Danes’ experiments, cloud seeds flout the theories Near to the end of the story that starts with stars exploding in the Galaxy and ends with extra clouds gathering, a small but important paragraph was missing till now. From experiments in Copenhagen reported in 2006 and reconfirmed…

Higgs Boson announcement expected from CERN today

UPDATE 5:57 AM The live webcast from CERN is overloaded but it appears that uncertainty still exists about the HB, they may have glimpsed its signal around 126 GeV – see below – Anthony “The God Particle” may have been found. Scientists in Geneva are expected to announce they have caught a glimpse of the…