It cost $10 billion and took 16 years, but the Large Hadron Collider finally went into operation yesterday in Switzerland — and the world didn’t end after all. Scientists are hoping to figure out the nature of so-called “dark matter” as well as the Higgs boson — a hypothetical elementary particle that may explain the origin of mass. “We are on this planet and in this universe a short time,” wrote Michael Barnett, a physicist from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “The dreams of a lifetime are waiting, and hopefully not much longer.”
Biology plays an important role in emotional reactions, but neuroscientist Kristen A. Lindquist posits that our culture is just as influential.
Ancient organic chemistry.
“Only a narcissist would want to become president.” This is the psychology of an authoritarian unpacked.
Combining years of neurological research and mindfulness techniques, Dr. Heather Berlin helps us better understand how the body’s most complex organ can easily be misled into negative thinking - and how we can stop that from happening.
Dominique Browning’s book, excerpted in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, will tell her story. Her story is more than just this, but it begins with this: she was the extremely […]