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On Growing the Mainline Church: Wisdom from Quarks and Einstein

Mark Barger Elliott | Posted 01.19.2017 | Religion
Mark Barger Elliott

In a time of grief and turmoil after the death of his sister, Maja, Albert Einstein wrote to his stepdaughter Margot, "Look deep, deep into nature, an...

Pentaquarks: A New State of Matter

Sheldon Stone | Posted 07.17.2016 | Science
Sheldon Stone

Scientists know that, if a particle such as a pentaquark is present, examples of its decay (called events) accumulate at its mass after multiple decays. We call this "bump hunting," and it was used to find particles in the past, many real, but in the case of the 2004 project, not so much.

Fifty Years of Quarks... More Particles to Discover!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Fifty years ago, in 1964, physicists Murray Gell-Mann at Caltech and George Zweig at CERN came up with the idea of the quark as a response to the bewildering number of elementary particles that were being discovered at the huge "atom smasher" labs sprouting up all over the world.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: What's The Smallest Thing In The Universe? | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science

What’s the smallest thing in the universe? That's a complicated question. After all, fundamental particles are what physicists call the most basi...

Physicists' Golden Jubilee

David Kaiser | Posted 04.12.2014 | Science
David Kaiser

A handful of physics articles from 50 years ago have become central to the way physicists think about matter and the cosmos today -- so central, in fact, that we can sometimes forget that these foundational ideas even have a history.

Atom Smashers May Help Settle Longstanding Physics Debate

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/16/2013 10:29 AM EDT on LiveScience The new generation of atom smashers such as the Large ...

Your Brain Is the Universe (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Asking the brain to understand where reality comes from is like asking a robot to dismantle itself to find out what it's made of -- you won't have a machine after the dismantling is done, and therefore no answer.

What's The Smallest Thing In The Universe?

Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/17/2012 08:05 AM EDT on LiveScience The answer to the enduring question of the sma...

Marveling at the Busiest Second in the History Of the Universe

Amir Aczel | Posted 10.17.2012 | Science
Amir Aczel

While the "why" part may elude us, perhaps forever, the Large Hadron Collider has over the last six weeks already supplied us with two important pieces of information about the "where" and the "how." Physicists tell us that this is just the beginning.

Physicists Use Particle Colliders To Make 'Soup'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/19/2012 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The primordial soup of matter that existed only s...

'Misbehaving' Particles Poke Holes In Reigning Physics Theory

Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/18/2012 05:27 PM EDT on LiveScience The reigning theory of particle physics may be ...

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Higgs Gone?

Tony Phillips | Posted 05.28.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

They say crazy is as crazy does and few kinds of crazy do as much craziness as the kind embodied by particle physicists. I said it. They're crazy. The lot of 'em.

Big Science in a Small City

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sharon Glassman

Lingo without linguistics can be dangerous, I knew. One of the great things about life out West is that people respect newbies. And they don't begrudge mistakes.