Science Caturday: The Latest from CERN

The super-advanced physics kitties at CERN (Chats Européens pour la Recherche Nucléaire) haz some good news and bad news. First the bad news:

3sigma

Oops. Luckily, they has builded anofer amazing particle accelerator thingie, and this one will crack it for sure. Introducing the

lhc

Oooooooh, shiny! Stay tuna-ed for moar updates.

photos via Cheezburger.com

Linkonomicon 14

1. Fixing the “saddest graph” makes it more & less depressing.
2. One equation to rule them all.
3. I like this free equation editor (via @labroides).
4. How to fold a fitted sheet (The Finch & Pea tested & approved).
5. Making a better mousetrap was Newton’s Sin #5.

Skeptically Speaking with Sean Carroll

Tonight I’ll be interviewing physicist Sean Carroll about his new book and particle physics as the guest host for Skeptically Speaking.

This week, we’re looking at one of the biggest science stories of 2012, and one of the largest instruments in the history of science. Guest hostMarie-Claire Shanahan spends the hour with theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, author of the new book The Particle at The End of The Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World. They’ll discuss the search for the particle that gives all the others their mass, the story of the Large Hadron Collider, and the challenge of communicating with a broad audience about difficult topics in cutting-edge physics. – Skeptically Speaking

You can listen in live via UStream at 8PM ET tonight 9 December, or catch the podcast version next Friday, 14 December.

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