Happy "First Physics Day"
March has its share of strange and obscure holidays. The first of the month is National Pig Day, the fifth is Multiple Personality Day (a chance for anyone to get in touch with themselves), and the fourteenth is National Pi Day (the decimal expansion of pi starts 3.14). And now there is a new March holiday...
in the Large Hadron Collider are finally being smashed together at
super-high energies that mirror conditions after the Big Bang. The
physics community is aflutter over the potential of bagging the elusive
Higgs boson, and the rest of us are grateful that, improbable as it
seemed, the collider did not create a fatal black hole.
- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
Sure we know it would be bad, but what do all of these scary numbers really mean?
- At the press time, the value was $21.7 trillion dollars.
- Lots of people know that a default would be bad, but not everybody seems to get how horrible it would be.
- While the risk is low, knowing what would happen if a default did occur is important information for all voters.
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