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Fire blocks route for dozens in Glacier National Park chalet

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them it’s safe or hiking out along a longer and more difficult trail, park officials said Friday. Park rangers also planned to lead out 39 other hikers who were staying in backcountry campsites near fires that broke out after a passing lightning storm on Thursday, Glacier spokeswoman Lauren Alley said. It’s peak … Read the referenced story here:…

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At CERN, In Search Of Nature’s Building Blocks

Enlarge this image Part of the LHC at CERN. Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Getty Images/iStockphoto I entered the packed cafeteria with tray in hand, searching for the right food to eat. Around me, hundreds of people of all ages spoke excitedly in dozens of different languages, commenting on each other’s ideas, asking questions, and thinking of the next steps in their research programs. Lunchtime at the United Nations? No. Lunchtime at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the huge…

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