On March 19, CERN reached an all-time energy record, managing to fire up two separate proton beans in opposite directions at 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV). That’s huge. That amount of energy is equivalent to the energy created by a fully-loaded aircraft carrier going 8 knots (about 9 mph). In comparison, the next most powerful accelerator—the Tevatron at Fermilab in Illinois—can reach a maximum of nearly 1 TeV. Well, now CERN is stepping up its game. In the early hours of March 30, they’ll begin working the two proton beams into a collision course, reaching a new record of 7 TeV.
Steve Myers, CERN’s director for accelerators and technology, describes the challenge of lining up the beams as being akin to “firing needles across the Atlantic and getting them to collide half way.”
The scientists are looking for clues to the Higgs-Boson, the proverbial blank spot in the standard model of physics, the particle which allegedly gives mass to all the matter in the universe. They’re also looking for clues about the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Please direct all black hole questions to the right.
I’m the only donor in my family. They want to be buried with everything. But I don’t get it. If you’re dead. you could help people.. you don’t need your organs
the only reason i’m not is because in the united states, in you are in a coma, sometimes in a…
Hmm, complete news to me that they can remove organs from people who have the potential to recover. That’s a far cry from the “must be brain dead” that most in the medical profession try to avoid, sticking to “must be dead-dead.”
Even so, I have to agree with the OP, if you’re too selfish and refuse to donate but you expect someone to donate to you, tough shit. I don’t care how sick you are, what disease you have, pretty much everyone can be a donor.
Little-known fact: you can be a cornea donor, because the cornea does not have a direct blood supply and therefore has very little chance of picking up something that spreads through the body. Holy hole in a donut Batman, you’ve given someone the gift of sight.
P.S. Anyone who cites religious beliefs as their reason for not donating might want to educate themselves; most world religions approve of organ donation, viewing it as a completely selfless act of kindness.
Individuals would be required to purchase coverage or face a fine of up to $695 or 2.5 percent of income, whichever is greater, starting in 2016. The plan includes a hardship exemption for poorer Americans.
Yo, Obama Administration, I’m really happy for ya, I’mma let you finish, but the extra $100+ per month is the best way to help me pay off my massive Visa debt of all time.
Don’t get me wrong, I am an Obama supporter, but I think they are rushing it and not making the best decisions. If this bill passes, if you are uninsured, you will get fined. Um, yeah that’s stupid. “Free” health care isn’t really free since we must pay for it with taxes; expenses for health care…
I’m going to out and say it: I purposefully do not have insurance, and I haven’t for years. I won’t pay hundreds of dollars each month (and this is through “affordable health insurance programs” run by the state I live in) for partial coverage for myself when I spend less than $100 per year on my doctors visits, bloodwork, and et cetera at a sliding fee scale clinic. My prescriptions for a whole year? Less than $150 at Sam’s Club (and no, that’s not generics).
Hey Obama Administration, remember this thing called massive creditor debt, that you keep bailing out banks for? Two years ago I was $22k in the hole, and I currently have it down below $9k. Two years ago I moved back in with my parents, at 23 years old. I need to keep paying off my debt, but you want me to spend money to help the economy. I need to not waste money on healthcare that, ultimately, is going to pay for smokers and morbidly obese people and all sorts of rediculously high-risk groups, when I don’t smoke, I don’t use drugs, and while I am curvy (thank you, hypothyroid), I do what I can to make sure I do not wind up the size of a house.
P.S. Since I apparently made so much last year that my tax refund was going to be less than $30 total, yet I can’t even afford to move if I found roommates, why don’t you use some of that money I gave you to, I dunno, actually fix shit?
I’m a student aide for the assistant principal in charge of academics. Every quarter and semester kids come into our office to pick up their progress reports or report cards. It’s my job to go through hundreds of alphabetized papers to give it to the kid who claims it. I can’t tell you how sad it…
Thanks to our government here in the US and their idea of No Child Left Behind, a couple years ago my high school (I’m class of ‘03 alumni) was more or less forced into firing the entire teaching staff. Why? Test scores were low, and it was their fault that students refused to even come to class, much less study, do any homework, and generally make some attempt at learning. It was their fault that the parents couldn’t care what their offspring did even if you put a gun to their heads.
To the US government, who did not go to my school anytime recently and thus have no clue what goes on there: the only way you could make a large number of those kids give half a shit was to either make it about drugs or make it about sex, and really, teaching math via how many dimebags you can make to return a certain profit or how many 9th graders you could screw in 48 hours is hitting a new low.
P.S. I graduated with a 3.71 GPA, took advanced classes my entire high school career, took classes through the U of MN for dual credit and had 70+ credits though I only needed 63 as per graduation requirements; it wasn’t the teachers. Rather, I seem to remember things getting worse once I graduated and the administration changed.
…isn’t it a bit rude to send people messages asking them to reblog for your cause, when you don’t even know if it is a cause they support? Much less sending them a scripted copy-and-paste request in which you claim to have been “following them for awhile” when, in reality, they saw you follow them not 24 hours prior?
I think lots of causes are great, and I support a multitude of things. But fibbing to me in effort to get me to flaunt your cause to others? It turns me off to helping you.
Even if she wasn’t 14, she looked it. Laugh and am weirded out at the same time.
On one hand, if she was, I think that might be a bit early to be sexually active. On the other, at least she’s smart enough to get them; a lesson half of the girls at my high school could have used.
However, I will say that I got quite the looks for buying condoms at Target with my then-boyfriend when I was 18 and almost out of high school - I have always looked younger than my age, and his facial hair made him seem older than 21.
If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have any money in the bank, your wallet and some spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are luckier than 500 million people alive going through this suffering. If you can read this message you are more fortunate than the 3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.