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Particle Fever – Unravel the mysteries of the Large Hadron Collider



If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know my keen interest in the Universe, Dark Matter, Quantum Physics, and of course, the Higgs Boson. You may also know my doppelganger, adventurous space traveler Max Von Sama who left for Kepler-186f on board the Sama Airship last April after NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered the first ... More
In: Science
South Sudan: how we all fell for the ‘big lie’

The title paraphrases an article by Daniel Howden published on The Guardian: How Hollywood cloaked South Sudan in celebrity and fell for the ‘big lie’. Since the  crisis in South Sudan started two weeks ago, I’ve read a lot of things on the whys and hows of the situation. And, unsurprisingly, I’ve read a lot of ineptness, ... More
In: Opinion
Abyei Referendum: Sudan wants is oil, South Sudan wants its people

These are the words of Taban Abel Aguek, a Member of State Parliament in Rumbek, Lakes State published on SouthSudanNation.com yesterday. “It is clear what Sudan wants in Abyei is oil, but South Sudan wants its people“. Very clear indeed but the situation can be more complicated than it appears. Abyei is a one million square miles region, it has ... More
In: Opinion
Pete Fowler ‘The Needle and The Damage Done’

I recently did some stitch embroidery work with the World of Sama. The black and white pieces were a truly hit so they may be part of my new collection. As a big fan of Pete Fowler‘s work (and stitch embroidery, obviously), I wish I could see his show! ‘The Needle and The Damage Done’ is a body of new and original cross-stitch embroidery made ... More
Gravity field, String Theory, Neutrinos, Black holes, Space exploration…

The Universe: A Partial Inventory By Mario Livio New high-res maps of Earth’s surprisingly inconsistent gravity field By George Dvorsky, io9 Can String Theory predict stuff? By Rob Knoops, Quantum Diaries Particle Personality Disorder: Neutrinos Change Flavors in Chinese Experiment By Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Wormholes May Save Physics From Black Hole ... More
In: Science
Albert Einstein on racism and segregation



Einstein, in his own words: Here’s something you probably don’t know about Albert Einstein. In 1946, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist traveled to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the alma mater of Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall and the first school in America to grant college degrees to blacks. At Lincoln, Einstein gave a speech in which he ... More
In: World
Martin Luther King ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech – August 28, 1963



Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Learn more about the Great March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s speech here. More
In: World
Helping Congo Help Itself

Once in a while (and obviously not as often as I wished), I read an interesting piece on Congo providing a great insight on a delicate situation. Jason Stearns‘ article published on Foreign Affairs website is definitely a good one. He writes: Congo’s problems are complex, but certainly not beyond repair. First, however, it is necessary to diagnose ... More
In: World

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