Jessie Thorn talks to Jad Abumrad about what goes into making Radiolab, and no surprise, it’s super thoughtful. He talks a lot about storytelling, words and music; also audio editing, which I was really into.
Archive for the science Category
I’ve talked to you about the LHC before. There were some worries it’d create a black hole, destroy the earth, ect. Of course, it turned out those claims were made by a Hawaiian grade school teacher.
This new claim is a bit different. According to two phisiscists, someone is going back in time and sabotaging the LHC, and they say they have the mathmatical evidence to prove it. They’re claiming that the Higgs boson particle is abhorrent to nature, and therefore someone, or something is trying, and thus far succeding to sabotage the LHC. There has been everything from freak explosions to terrorist arrests assosiated with the Cern project. And I didn’t even hear about this on Coast to Coast. So who know.
You can read about it all here. There’s even some Cern scientists who say the science is at least valid. Here’s what one of the theorists has to say:
“We already know it is not very likely to be true. If the LHC actually succeeds in discovering the Higgs boson, I guess we will have to think again.”
It turns out that all octopodes (octopi, octopuses) are venomous. It was once thought that only certain varieties of them were. More on all of this here.
This doesn’t particularly shock me, although I am always on the lookout for just about anything that has to do with the Octopoda order. Apparently, they might be able to use the venom to help create new drugs. All of this is well and good, although it does pain me a little bit to think that the cute guy on the front of my case is harboring venom. This just gives his friendly face a whole new layer of menace.