Monthly Archives: November 2011

First it was Superluminal Neutrinos, Now it’s Unexpected CP Violation in the Decay of D mesons.

Looking at the Cosmic Variance news Feed to the right side of this blog, you’ll see the link to ‘New Physics at LHC’. Click on it and you’ll go to an indepth, very high science description of what this is all … Continue reading

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It doesn’t just happen to women

Matt Ridley’s Wall Street Journal article; Is That Scientific Heretic a Genius—or a Loon?discusses the trials and tribulations that some heroes of science (originally considered heretics) suffer at the hands of their colleagues for putting forth a new idea – … Continue reading

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Whew! A Close One!

ABOUT THAT ASTEROID…. The recent close bypass of Asteroid 2005 YU55 a few days ago made news – and not just science news!A radio graphic of the asteroid is to the left side of the picture. The right side contains … Continue reading

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A commentary on New York Times Education site article: Why Science Majors Change Their Minds The link below to the NY Times Education site explains why we have trouble obtaining and retaining hard science majors. There’s more likely a long long list … Continue reading

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