The Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA) tau-neutrino detection facility in Italy
I'm not going to say I told you so, But I Told You So!
Those weird faster-than-light neutrinos that CERN thought they saw last month may have just gotten slowed down to a speed that'll keep them from completely destroying physics as we know it. In an ironic twist, the very theory that these neutrinos would have disproved may explain exactly what happened.
Spoiler Alert: the article suggests the effects of relativity on the GPS satellite used to clock the neutrinos were not correctly taken into account. When they are taken into account the 60 odd nano-seconds that were throwing everything off disappear faster than a neutrino down an event horizon.
- Here's some hot, wet, paleo-planetary action for your astronomy porn lovers. But I didn't forget about our biology readers! Try this young, barely legal, protein-on-protein action!
- More evidence a Perry presidency would be a repeat of Dubya: The govenor and his crew gag a state scientists, censor a report on climate change, and it's not the first time it's happened.
- My old friend and very talented writer Hank Fox pens a really, really fun-to-read letter to the people (Or whatever), of the future:
if you there in the future have any records of the U.S. president recently in office, George W. Bush, ... if history remembers him as some sort of great man, I’d like you to know that that part of history is simply nonsense. Bush was .. a ridiculous posturing little puppet who caused immense human suffering and discord. Behind him, pulling his strings, were a couple of smug fools who got rich and famous by leeching on his power and renown.