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the Higgs boson
A chance encounter at a July 4 picnic made the latest development in particle physics seem much more comprehensible. Here's what I learned.
An Elementary Treatise Upon Man's Past Evolution, Present Constitution and Future Development
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Here's a little quiz to test your knowledge of color names. Can you identify where on the spectrum these colors — all of them well documented, some of them brand-specific — are located?
To be called a nerd these days isn't such a bad thing — it can even be a statement of pride, a way of owning up to an all-consuming passionate interest, particularly in something technological or pop-cultural (or both). It has been reclaimed as a positive label in much the same way as geek has.