Category Archives: Science journalism

Rumour: neutrino speed limit = c

Update: OPERA has confirmed that they identified two potential instrumental culprits causing the anomalous neutrino time-of-flight measurement. Further testing is required  to make sure these really are the culprits. Testing will take place later this year. You might have heard … Continue reading

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RWA in the shadows of SOPA/PIPA

There have been a fantastic awareness campaign online about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Wikipedia led a blackout campaignwhich was joined by a large number of famous websites and blogs. However, there is … Continue reading

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Rosenberg doesn’t know what he is talking about

Edit: I have to give part of my last point back to Rosenberg, the one about the anthropic principle. As it happens, his criticism of the anthropic principle(s) applies mostly to the definitions of Barrow and Tipler, while my conflicting … Continue reading

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Physics below the Planck scale: Part II

In the first part of this post, I presented the context in which the study of very high energy cosmic rays can lead to an understanding of spacetime at the smallest scales allowed by our best current physical theories. It … Continue reading

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Physics below the Planck scale

A month ago (I know! So far back! How do I dare blog about something so old!), I read this article on sciencedaily.com, a website I visit regularly to get my daily survey of what is being published in scientific … Continue reading

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Excellent scientific journalism

As a graduate student in a natural science, I often end up being annoyed by scientific journalists. They tend to hype up the titles of their articles so much as to deform what they report, and they create a load … Continue reading

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