Creating people's geographies
Currently I am just outside of Zurich, and the big news out of Switzerland at the moment is of course about two significant discoveries. One is the discovery of polonium traces on the late Yasser Arafat’s clothes in Lausanne (an Al Jazeera scoop), the second is the discovery (on the sigma-5 scale of scientific certainty) of the Higgs boson particle at CERN. Here’s a cartoon that eschews the scientific excitement and brouhaha about the seeming confirmation of the particle (and here is a more upbeat view about the implications for life as we know it).
Translation below (thanks to Daniel):
Radio commentary: The discovery of this particle will change the world.
Female: Does that mean we can eat it?
Source: front page of Tages Anzeiger, The Independent Swiss Daily (5 July 2012)