Higgs Boson Found; How Policy & Funding Affect Science

Lucas-Higgs-CE0047H-nice2Scientists at CERN have substantiated with 99 percent accuracy the existence of a Higgs boson particle during their ongoing experiments with the Large Hadron Collider.


Some in the press have called the Higgs boson the “God particle” to imbue it with a certain sexy marketability. But, as far as it holding any real spiritual significance, it’s perhaps more akin to the concept of “The Force” as described by old Ben Kenobi in the popular 1977 film, Star Wars;It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.


Mar 2013



Daylight Savings or Disaster Pavings?

A Brief and Somewhat Grumpy Look at #DST:

“Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Benjamin Franklin



Feeling a bit groggy since #DST (Daylight Savings Time) started? You’re not the only one! We all lost an hour yesterday, but that’s not all. Many of us have been late for our fair share of events because of #DST. A few of us may have even had accidents, health problems, or even depression as a result of #DST. But we did it in the name of energy conservation. Or did we?

bw_clock_DST#DST policies started getting adopted around WWI to conserve energy from burning incandescent lights, but modern heating /cooling usage patterns and our fast-fast-faster lifestyles might have thrown a cog in that plan.



The Sequester, 2013: Images from across Political Lines and the Country show a Nation at Odds over Deficit Spending vs Budget Cuts in the Wake of a Slow Economic Recovery and 16 Trillion in National Debt.

Was Automatic, Across-the-Board Spending Cuts the Right Choice for the US?

Your Thoughts?