Thermonuclear Apocalypse ~ or ~ Why we’re not out of the radioactive water yet

Since I can remember I’ve had recurring dreams about the “Dying Day”. As soon as I could talk I would give detail descriptions about my nightly escapades in this hellish scene to my worried Mum who no doubt wondered if she had given birth the reincarnation of Nostradamus or even possibly the Anti-Christ. These apocalyptic dreams would come and go in bouts throughout my childhood leaving me a bit obsessed with the Cold War and post-apocalyptic sci-fi themes. This could also explain why I became so enthralled in the thrashing guitars and doom-mongering lyrics of Megadeth but this post isn’t about psycho-analysing my childhood it’s actually my argument as to why we should still be wary of nuclear war. Continue reading “Thermonuclear Apocalypse ~ or ~ Why we’re not out of the radioactive water yet”

It’s Physics Jim But Not As We Know It? ~ or ~ the Higgs Boson as a layman understands it

Well there was a spectacular misfire today as all the hype surrounding the announcement by CERN, expected by many to offer clear evidence of the discovery of the Higgs Boson ended up being a bit of a damp fuse. But why all the fuss and what is the Higgs Boson anyway? Continue reading “It’s Physics Jim But Not As We Know It? ~ or ~ the Higgs Boson as a layman understands it”