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They Found the Higgs Particle!

The last particle (at least for now) of the standard model has been found! Fermilab has a good, easy to read description of what the standard model is. Sadly it wasn’t at Fermilab.┬áNeil deGrasse Tyson‘s tweets yesterday say it all … Continue reading

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Fireworks on the 4th – The God particle – Have they found the Higgs particle?

Wednesday is the day for particle physicists and those who like thinking about the very very small in the universe. Cern is the world’s biggest particle collider located in France and Switzerland. Deep inside the 17 mile tunnel that crosses … Continue reading

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The Most Important Image Ever Taken

This video is a great way to start kids (and others) thinking about the vastness of the universe. It is a great way to start the year off in an astronomy class. I show this at the end of our … Continue reading

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Exoplanets – there are a lot of them

Exoplanets are planets that orbit other stars, not our star the Sun. Look at this great drawing of exoplanets from the comic xkcd. There are a lot of planets out there, beyond our own solar system. Will we ever visit … Continue reading

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The World is a changing!

This image on Russ’s blog post back in March is great. A new alphabet for a new generation. How many of these icons do you know? My granddaughter will probably be able to identify these before she can spell her … Continue reading

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