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Busy Days in Geneva

Traveling for work is always a much different feel than just traveling to explore.  At least for me, anyway.  The past few days, I have been in Geneva, Switzerland preparing for an upcoming New York Times Student Journeys trip to… 175 more words

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CERN Starts Major Upgrade to Reap More Data at Atom Smasher by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The world’s largest particle smasher is kicking off a major upgrade to churn out 10 times more data and help unlock the secrets of physics. 14 more words

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Les héros de la rue de l’Enterrement. by CATHERINE PORTER


By CATHERINE PORTER

Dans la capitale de Haïti, la mort coûte souvent plus cher que la vie. Les hommes qui s’occupent des corps se sont confiés aux journalistes du New York Times. 13 more words

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How conventional IS Geneva? Why international agencies want to be in this Swiss city

Geneva is international – so international that it 184 different nationalities live there and make up 45% of the population. It feels international and not particularly Swiss. 1,330 more words

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Extremely Large, Extremely Expensive: The Race for the Next Giant Telescopes by DENNIS OVERBYE


By DENNIS OVERBYE

Even as astronomers await a verdict on construction of a huge telescope on Mauna Kea, they are still trying to figure out how to pay for the next stargazing Goliaths. 12 more words

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How do you feel? and "Hold My Beer"...

At this time right now, on this planet, we are having so much information thrown at us – we are drowning in it. There is a need to connect dots to see how it all goes together and there is a need to discern the truth of it AND (most importantly) there is a need to be willing to walk the Edge of Madness – to be honest with yourself about HOW you are feeling about it after you begin to see the patterns of it. 1,362 more words

Consciousness

Homer Neal Dies at 75; Physicist Worked on Higgs Boson by KAREN WEINTRAUB


By KAREN WEINTRAUB

Dr. Neal became a particle physicist when few African-Americans entered the field; he went on to lead two large University of Michigan research teams. 12 more words

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