Tag Archives: nuclear physics

On the Origin of Life’s Most Crucial Isotope

Today’s post comes from my day job – writing for the preeminent low energy nuclear physics laboratory in North America. It’s a little bit technical, but the research answers the question as to why there is so much carbon-12 in … Continue reading

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Why Build a Particle DEcelerator?

Every now and then I like to highlight some writing I did for my day job. So yes, it’s another nuclear physics post. But it was published on “Symmetry Breaking,” a blog run by Symmetry Magazine that is intended for … Continue reading

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“Unchangeable” Radiation Rates Could Warn of Dangerous Solar Flares

The sun can be a pretty dangerous neighbor to have. Sure, it gives us warmth and makes life possible on Earth and all that jazz, but it also can be a pain in the ass. Every so often, destabilizations in … Continue reading

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Ions Catch a Wave for Nuclear Science

Okay, so I’m a bit swamped today, so you’re getting another press release word-for-word hand-written by yours truly. It’s still science, it’s still from the Big Ten, and it’s still cool, so enjoy! Or else… When tasked with the challenge … Continue reading

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Two Neutrons at the Same Time

And now may I present you with antoher press release, but one that is yet again fine to distribute unedited as I am the one who wrote it in teh first place. By the way, did you catch the Office … Continue reading

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Rare Isotope Time Trial Gives Insight to Neutron Star Heat Source

It’s a rather busy Monday for me, so I’m going to fail in any attempt to create some new, fresh content for the blog today. Luckily for you, I have a nice press release from MSU all ready to go … Continue reading

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Insights into Exploding Stars from Nuclear Physics

It’s not typically a good idea to simply copy and paste a press release and call it news. In fact, it is heavily frowned on in the journalism world, which I’d like to point out definitely includes blogs. Not only … Continue reading

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So What the Hell is this Higgs Thing and Why the Hell Can’t Anyone Find It?

So perhaps you’ve heard of this thing called the “God particle” at some point during the past 10 years. It might have been in an article explaining why the behemoth particle accelerator the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was being built … Continue reading

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Virginia Opossums Don’t Give a Sh*t and Men are Hardwired to be Fathers (plus more!)

Men Wired to Provide for Children Who says that men don’t make good parents? Certainly not Christopher Kuzawa and Lee Gettler of Northwestern University, who have proven that men are biologically hardwired to provide care for their offspring. Once a … Continue reading

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Diary of a Seasonal WIMP

Authors note: This was originally the start of a Fast Friday Four, but I know so much about the topic that I just kept writing and explaining things. So enjoy the full post instead. The universe is much more than … Continue reading

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