Friday, October 18, 2013

Sleep Empties the Brain's Dumpster

This was an interesting story - remember to get enough sleep!

Excerpt:  Studies in mice indicate that sleep's critical function is to allow metabolic waste products to be cleared from the brain, which apparently cannot occur during waking hours, researchers said.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Higgs Boson Nobel Prize!


Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass.  In 1964 they proposed the theory.  In 2012 their ideas were confirmed by the discovery of the Higgs particle (also called the God particle) at the CERN laboratory outside Geneva in Switzerland.

Here is a fun rap explaining CERN, the place that allowed experiment to support theory:

This is really a big deal in science!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Niels Bohr!
Photo credit:  I Love Science

I haven't verified this, but it could be true ;)