On May 24, 1959 the Great Pyramid of Khufu was illuminated.
It was part of a promotional event by the bulb manufacturer, Sylvania, and was triggered with a series of synchronized circuits strung along 14 miles (23 kilometers) of wire. Preparations for the shot took more than a month; a team of 20 men made two sides of the ancient structure bristle with flashlamps attached to four-foot (two- meter) poles wedged between the limestone blocks.
Photograph by Pierre Day for National Geographic
Does the Higgs Boson offer proof that nature is not natural?
When scientists working at CERN discovered the HIggs Boson last year, it was expected they would find other new particles along with the Higgs as predicted by every model there was. But it was just a boson, and one that seemed to be way smaller than it should have been. The big (really big) implication here is that the universe may not have a “natural order” that every thinker and scientist from Aristotle to Einstein have been a fan of. In fact, our universe may be one of trillions who just happened to have physical laws just good enough for anything to exist at all and the laws of physics we so rely on only go so far before everything stops making sense.