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Why millions love Elise Andrew's science page

Elise Andrew is "overwhelmed" and "blown away" when she looks at the Facebook page she created as a jape and which has nearly 7 million likes and more than 3 million "talking abouts" and fans including evolutionary biologist and writer Richard Dawkins and TV host Bill Nye, "the science guy".<p>I …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Meet The Sourpuss Gene

A genetic variant predisposes people to perceive events more negatively than others.<p>The inability to look on the bright side might have a genetic basis. A new study from the University of British Columbia has found a genetic variant might make the negative more salient than the positive for its …

CERN cloud experiment sheds doubt on climate-skeptic theory

Scientists at CERN have been throwing world-class technology and researchers at a simple question: what makes clouds form? A new paper from the so-called CLOUD group has unearthed two important discoveries concerning the effects of ionizing radiation and amine vapors on cloud formation.<p>Only a …