The Reference Frame
Our stringy Universe from a conservative viewpoint
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Gábor Melis' new formidable challenger
Tim Salimans makes the Terminator look like Pokémon As recently as two hours ago, I thought it was...
Andy Strominger's 74 questions
While at Strings 2014, Clifford Johnson particularly liked one of the "visions talk", the talk by Andy Strominger. Quantum Gravi...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
An interesting interview with Dirac
A few days ago, we talked about Wigner's friend . But who was he? Edwin Steiner told us about a remarkable interview with Paul Dirac t...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
CMS: a \(2.1\TeV\) right-handed \(W_R^\pm\)-boson
Since the beginning of this month, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations have reported several intriguing...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Every 300th day in the bulk of a solar cycle is sunspot-free
...they are not that rare... The Daily Mail is the most influential source that wrote that Why ha...
Non-orthogonal quantum states are not mutually exclusive
"Interpreters" of quantum mechanics deny nothing less than Born's rule In classical physics, if we know that the system has ...
Saturday, July 19, 2014
CRESST defects from "dark matter is seen" coalition
A year or two years ago, several experiments were claiming the existence of rather similar signals o...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It's suicidal to fly over New Russia these days
The mysteriously lost MH370 flight of the Malaysian Airlines hasn't been found and there's another tragedy for the company: MH17 fro...
Is time going slowly near the equator?
John Rennie – who is going to jump above me at Physics Stack Exchange in a few months unless I will find motivation to prevent him from doin...
Christy in NYT, little girl, and school bus
The New York Times have published a relatively friendly story by Michael Wines about John Christy, a well-known climate skeptic: Though Sco...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Non-empirical confirmation of theories
In science, confirmations are always ultimately empirical in character but science has always been more than just naive empiricism A year ...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
U.K. government survey: climate optimists use less electricity than climate fearmongers
There are diverse ways to visualize a climate fearmonger. You may think that a typical representative alarmist looks like a Luddite maggot...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Three pigeonholes in six physicists' brains
RAF has told us about a new quant-ph preprint The quantum pigeonhole principle and the nature of qu...
Sunday, July 13, 2014
A new feminist attack on Richard Feynman
PC ideologue and cosmologist Matthew Francis wrote a rant titled The problem of Richard Feynman We learn that "Feynman is no hero to ...
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Tennis, taxes, patriotism, and jealousy
Taxes are a form of institutionalized theft. When they get too high, subjectively or objectively, successful people start to escape – covert...
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