Category Archives: physics

Arsenic based life and very fast neutrinos

I was amused to see a report over at The Bunsen Burner which summarized a couple of papers attacking the NASA’s arsenic-incorporating-life results.  Let me summarize, just in case you missed the arsenic hubbub in December of 2010.  NASA’s astrobiology division published in Science about an amazing microorganism living in Mono Lake, California that could tolerate […]

An explanation of the Higgs Boson with cartoons

Over the past 48 hours, my twitter and Google News feeds have been filled with nothing but the Higgs Boson.  Seriously awesome stuff.  But why is it awesome?  Here’s my favorite primer on Higgs and the experiment behind its discovery.