However, in a preface to a new book called “Starmus” — a collection of lectures given by famous scientists and astronomers — Hawking worried that the Higgs Boson might become unstable.
He wrote: “The Higgs potential has the worrisome feature that it might become metastable at energies above 100bn gigaelectronvolts (GeV).”
What might this lead to? Hawkins explained: “This could mean that the universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light. This could happen at any time and we wouldn’t see it coming.”
Before you prepare your loved ones for an evacuation to some distant star, Hawking did offer some hope with, it seems, a wry smile: “A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.”"
In Detroit, if you’re not paying your water bill at an average delinquent amount of $540, then you’re probably not paying your property taxes either. The average delinquent tax bill for an occupied home is ten times higher than the average water bill — about $5,700 via Detroit’s Why…
Paper cut works by artist Maude White
US Constitution, First Amendment: The right to assemble, to have free speech, to have freedom of the press.
Ferguson Police: Kicks out media and limits protestors to a “First Amendment Area”
funny, i thought the WHOLE COUNTRY was a first amendment area. silly me.
Erik Ullenhag, Sweden’s Integration Minister
Architect Zaha Hadid was recently awarded the 2014 Design of the Year from London’s Design Museum, specifically for the stunning Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. The project is not only the first architectural design to win this prestigious honor, but Hadid is also the first woman to receive the prize.