| 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 4, 2012
| 6:04 PM
As Tanishq Abraham explains the Higgs Boson to me, what's surprising me most is how natural it seems coming from his mouth.
At 9 years old, Tanishq is already well on his way to completing a college degree. It will be the first, I'm certain, of many.
| 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...