The Reference Frame
Our stringy Universe from a conservative viewpoint
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Another anti-physics issue of SciAm
High energy physics is undoubtedly the queen and the ultimate reductionist root of all natural sciences. Nevertheless, during the last decad...
Years of Living Dangerously
An expensive, $20 million superstitious program on drought and CO2 Update, April 16th (blog post originally released on April 12th): Niel...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Podcast with Lisa Randall on inflation, Higgs, LHC, DM, awe
I want to offer you a yesterday's 30-minute podcast of Huffington Post's David Freeman with Lisa Randall of Harvard Podcast with Ra...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Andrei Linde: universe or multiverse?
Some time ago, before the BICEP2 discovery (in July 2012 , weeks after the Higgs discovery), Andrei Linde gave an 82-minute talk at SETI, a ...
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Stanislaw Ulam: 105th birthday
I didn't have enough time in the morning but the 95-vs-105 numerical error is still very painful because my late maternal grandfather wa...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Harvard professors' fossil fuel divestment letter
I was told about a letter signed by some Harvard faculty urging the president and the Harvard Corporation to eliminate the fossil-fuel inves...
Sheldon's farewell to string theory: a fun episode with some serious problems
For almost 7 years, I have been an enthusiastic fan of The Big Bang Theory. The CBS sitcom is in its seventh season . Each episode lasts 20 ...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Lessons of the heartbleed bug for open source software, \(P=NP\)
Two days ago, Neel Mehta of Google’s security team as well as a team of security engineers at Codenomicon have found a dangerous vulnerabili...
Kaku, Krauss, Tegmark: stars of a pro-geocentrism movie
With their hype, they have waited to be abused Update: It was clarified later today why Krauss ended up in the documentary. He signed a re...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Alan Guth's 1979 handwritten notes
First, let me mention that the CERN accelerator complex is in the middle of the Two Years' Vacation which is the right moment to begin ...
Monday, April 07, 2014
People's Republic of Donetsk
The Donetsk region of Ukraine has declared the independence from the Maidan government in Kiev, under the new brand People's Republic o...
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Roger Penrose continues his weird anti-ïnflation jihad
...as well as anti-quantum, anti-string... For more than 30 years, Roger Penrose would be offering...
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Hooperon dark matter may be boosted by dwarf galaxies and even LUX
Exactly one month ago, I wrote about two dark matter stories : the proposal by Randall and Reece to ...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Paper: It's valuable to lie and cheat in the name of AGW
Climate Depot has informed us about a new remarkable paper in American Journal of Agricultural Economics Information Manipulation and Clim...
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