I seriously LOVE Nuclear physics. We're learning about the atomic bombs and nuclear reactors and the Manhattan Project and I think its seriously cool to see how they convert mass to energy and energy to mass. And I love the fact that scientists can accelerate two protons at superfast speeds towards each other in a hedron collider in order to recreate the effects of the big bang and see if any new matter is created.
“Open it,” my father says over his shoulder as he stands on a ladder applying a second layer of paint to our garage. This has been a year of renovations for my family. Gone is the tree with the birdfeeder, now reduced to a stump in the backyard. The single bathroom in the house has been transformed nearly beyond recognition and there’s talk of laying carpet in the living room to mask the battered wooden floor.