| 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...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Some scientist, I don't know who, explained the Higg's boson this way. Picture a large room full of important guests waiting for the prime minister to enter. They are mingling, chatting and having refreshments. Suddenly, the door opens and the prime...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Breakthrough: Scientists at Europe's CERN research center found evidence of a new subatomic particle thought to be the Higgs boson, known popularly as the "God particle."
Researchers: Thousands of scientists around the world collaborated; locally,...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Caltech researchers tackle many projects that can change lives, from curing chronic diseases to producing artificial fuels that might curtail the need to drill for petroleum.
But professors at the institute say a major new discovery announced this week...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Question: Reportedly, scientists in Switzerland have announced the key discovery to authenticate the theory of all matter: the "God Particle." New discoveries, in turn, create new analysis of the intelligent design of creation, and so the wheel of science...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:33 PM
With screenwriting and film-scoring credits on "Lawless" and "West of Memphis," respectively, Nick Cave has spent much of 2012 focusing on his career in movies.
Next year, though, the Australian polymath will return to rock with a new studio album by...
| Dec 13, 2011
Physicists have detected hints of the long-sought Higgs boson but have not yet amassed enough data for definitive proof of discovery of the so-called God particle, scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said Tuesda...
| Dec 13, 2011
God particle quest: It’s a cliffhanger as scientists say they haven’t seen the Higgs boson, or God particle -- yet...
| Dec 28, 2011
Using Legos, Sascha Mehlhase, a physicist based in Copenhagen, has built a 1:50 scale replica of the ATLAS detector, which is part of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator....
| Mar 10, 2012
Not only do the electrons smash into each other, they have struck the physicists' funny bone. As it says (in the New York Times)... "It has led to a joke in physics circles now: The the Higgs boson (particle) has......