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2018 Highlights? Seriously?

I’d say 2018 has been “mixed”, at best. Read more at the Cosmic Shambles Network   Note added… maybe I was a bit too negative. At the air quality seems to actually be better now than recently, as can be … Continue reading

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First measurement of the Lyman-alpha lines of anti-hydrogen

The ALPHA experiment (no relation) at the CERN antiproton decelerator has just published the first measurement of the Lyman-alpha lines of anti-hydrogen (a positron bound to an antiproton)¹.  There is an excellent summary of the measurement here, written by Ana … Continue reading

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Neutrinos, antimatter, and science as a holistic detective agency

‘Holistic’ is a much abused word. Like ‘quantum’ and ‘paradigm’, it is beloved of snake-oil sellers of many types. But some kind of interconnectedness forms a key part of science’s defence against spurious results and crackpots. Two new scientific results … Continue reading

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