The good? The hysterics have found other things about which to obsess. The bad? In the wake of Climategate, science could use credit for doing something right.
In the short time since the LHC's restart last month, the new collider has:
- Surpassed the record for highest energy particle beam.
- Set the record for the highest energy particle collision.
- Provided data for its first scientific paper.
I'm still hoping for a Higgs boson for Christmas. As my friend, science comedian Brian Malow, points out: you can't have mass without the Higgs.