- Not Exactly Rocket Science
I’ve got your missing links right here (07 July 2012)
A particle not unlike the Higgs boson was discovered to rapturous applause. No really, a room full of people applauded like it was a sports game. It was brilliant. One guy said “I was overwhelmed by the data analysis” and started choking up a bit. We were two seconds away from someone chucking their panties at the boson and then fainting. Here’s a roundup of some coverage I liked:
If you care about science, you absolutely have to listen to Alice Bell’s wonderful 15-minute long speech on what science literacy really means and the joy of saying “I don’t know.” It’s witty, faultlessly delivered, and absolutely spot on. Or try here for non-UK people.
With typical wit, Sally Adee takes