The discovery of the Higgs boson, often referred to as “the God particle” — a name many particle physicists say they detest but for its ability to let people know what they’re talking about — brings these scientists closer to understanding mass and its origins. Bowdoin Professor of Physics Stephen Naculich helps bring the rest of us up to speed on what it all means.
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Ajiri Tea, founded by Sara Holby ’08 and her mother, Ann, continues to earn top recognition in the food industry. For the second straight year, Ajiri won The Buyer’s Choice Award for black tea at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, followed closely by a sofi Award for Innovation in Packaging from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.
The recognition follows a First Place Award at the 2011 North American Tea Championship, the 2011 Buyer’s Choice Award for Best Black Tea, and a Second Place Award at the 2012 North American Tea Championship.
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The Portland-based schooner "Wendameen." Photo by Brian Wedge '97.
Nearly two dozen historic schooners will set sail from Rockland this morning in a friendly race to Camden as part of The Maine Windjammer Association’s 36th annual Great Schooner Race, harkening back to the glory days of sail on the Maine coast when ships would race to harbor to secure the best prices for their cargo.
Here’s another interesting live bird cam set in Maine, the summer home of osprey pair Rachel and Steve, atop a 30-foot tower at the Audubon Camp on Hog Island.