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…

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…

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 –…

A disturbance in the force – CERN finds faster than light particles?

From Yahoo News: CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world’s largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light, a feat…

Most energetic particles ever from a celestial object

Our last story was about crabs, so is this one. I’m sure we’ll figure out a way to work in lobsters soon too. From the Stanford Linear ACcellerator Lab (SLAC):…