Archives for May 1, 2009

The LHC, Black Holes and You

Who is correct here? We don’t know, you don’t know, it is uncharted territory. Would you bet the entire human history and the existence of our solar system on it? I wouldn’t. –from a user comment on my old website on the topic of the Large Hadron Collider Back when all the hype and hoopla…

Chiming in on the Swine Flu

There are plenty of great sites here on Scienceblogs that have talked about the swine flu, including Aetiology, the Scientific Activist, Greg Laden, Ethics and Science, and Effect Measure, among others. But I’ve noticed, reading comments here and elsewhere, that people are really, seriously terrified of this. And yes, it can kill you if you…

Solving the Mystery of Mercury

When you look up at the night sky, what’s the first and most obvious thing you see? If you answered anything other than “the Moon” you’re in serious need of some new eyes, because — in terms of size, brightness, and detail — the Moon dominates everything else. But the one thing you’ll always notice…