Is CERN going to blow up the universe?

As if there isn’t enough to worry about, the New York Times reports that a couple of guys are bringing a law suit to stop CERN from lighting up their cool new toy, the Large Hadron Collider. Why? It might destroy the universe. More fighting in Iraq. Somalia in chaos. People in this country can’t … [Read more…]

Book Review: Riding with Rilke by Ted Bishop

[amtap book:isbn=0393330745] The excitement at setting out is what I’ve come to think of as the andiamo phenomena. Andiamo is Italian for “let’s go.” D. H. Lawrence calls it the most beautiful word in the Italian language. Certainly, the English “let’s go” feels flat-footed in comparison, pedestrian in the worst sense. The Italian is like … [Read more…]