links for 2009-01-30

US LHC Blog » Can We “Point” the LHC, Too? "[C]ould we put up some kind of page where people could vote on what kind of physics we would study over the course of some particular week? Maybe a choice between searching for Supersymmetry, or a high-mass Higgs boson, or a low-mass Higgs boson? " […]

Thursday Baby Blogging 012909

Today was a pretty rotten day in a lot of little ways that aren’t worth going into. A smiling, happy baby does a lot to make up for that, though: This week’s picture was actually taken last night by Kate. The height differential between us accounts for the fact that neither SteelyKid nor Appa are […]

links for 2009-01-29

Astronomers get a sizzling weather report from a distant planet "The researchers used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to obtain infrared measurements of the heat emanating from the planet as it whipped behind and close to its star. In just six hours, the planet’s temperature rose from 800 to 1,500 Kelvin (980 to 2,240 degrees Fahrenheit). […]