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Gustafsson in PPC-CERN: “Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Observations of the Galactic Center”

  A forthcoming paper of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration will describe method and results yielding to the left plot (the right one is widely known).  A map of the galactic center after 2 years of Fermi operation by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) … Continue reading

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Gunion in ArXiv: A 4th generation is ruled out if the SM Higgs has mass below 200 GeV

John F. Gunion (University of California, Davis) claims in “Ruling out a 4th generation using limits on hadron collider Higgs signals,” ArXiv, 19 May 2011, that the Tevatron and LHC data have essentially eliminated the possibility of a 4th generation … Continue reading

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Brumfiel in Nature, “Latest results from the LHC are casting doubt on the theory of supersymmetry”

“Supersymmetry is a theory that solves a host of problems with our understanding of the subatomic world, but there is growing anxiety that the theory, however elegant it might be, is wrong. Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27-kilometre … Continue reading

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Arnold & Fowler on “Nefarious Numbers” about the impact factor manipulation

“Goodhart’s law warns us that “when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” The impact factor has moved in recent years from an obscure bibliometric indicator to become the chief quantitative measure of the quality of a journal, … Continue reading

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Henry et al. in PNAS, “Microfossils in calculus demonstrate consumption of cooked foods in Neanderthal diets”

“Neanderthals diet includes the consumption of a variety of plant foods, in the form of phytoliths and starch grains recovered from dental calculus of Neanderthal skeletons from Shanidar Cave, Iraq, and Spy Cave, Belgium. Some of the plants are typical … Continue reading

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Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel laureate, will follow the steps of Jacques Benveniste

“HIV discoverer and 2008 Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier announced earlier this month that, at age 78, he will take on the leadership of a new research institute at Jiaotong University in Shanghai.He plans to study electromagnetic waves that emanate from the … Continue reading

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Aspelmeyer in Nature, “Quantum mechanics: The surf is up”

“Researchers have long wanted to be able to control macroscopic mechanical objects in their smallest possible state of motion. Success in achieving that goal heralds a new generation of quantum experiments.” Markus Aspelmeyer, “Quantum mechanics: The surf is up,” News … Continue reading

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