| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Researchers from Hopkins and Maryland are among thousands of scientists engaged in the hunt for the Higgs boson, known popularly as the "God particle." Proof of its existence would answer fundamental questions about the nature of our existence....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Thousands of scientists around the world are hunting feverishly for the Higgs boson, a hypothesized subatomic building block that has been called the "God particle." And today, the groups announced they had come closer to identifying it, but were likely a...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:52 PM
The Higgs boson will never take the place of Jesus in popular culture, although it makes for fun cartoons. I do find the scientific search for God to be interesting. I believe in God and I believe in Christ consciousness, but the details of my beliefs are...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:13 AM
When a beat reporters go to work, they know what they’ll be covering: courts, crime, city hall, etc. General assignment reporters like me know one thing: each day will be different than the last.
My recent subjects have ranged from mobile homes to...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Did you hear Time has named its Person of the Year and The Voice has a new winner? Bored? Not impressed? Well, what if I told you I had a video of a GOLDEN EAGLE snatching a BABY!!!!!
YouTube and Reddit are buzzing this morning with a video purportedly...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Along with many of the nation's million and a half professors, I saw the recent apparent discovery of the Higgs boson particle as a great moment not only for science but for American education as well. Somehow, lost in the discussion of the discovery...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:40 PM
How do you write Lin's Bin?
Lin's Bin starts with a question.
Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts?
Where does the time go?
Why are teenagers so cranky?
The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
| Oct 13, 2012
What does it take to get us excited anymore?
I mean, we have a remote-controlled craft roaming the surface of Mars — Mars! — and it's tooling around scooping up soil and looking for evidence of life, and our reaction is: ZZZZZZZZ.
And in the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 1:21 PM
I had one of those insights the other night that can only be blamed on a half bottle of wine. Conservatives are, among other things, trying to maintain the frontier spirit. They like that go-it-alone, individualist ethos that made this country great. God,...
| Jul 8, 2012
Why Does the World Exist?
An Existential Detective Story
Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95
"How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...