|The new New York City World Trade Center|
Lots happening in ye olde blogosphere, let's start with some cool stuff from my two favorite weblogs:
At Not Even Wrong, Peter Woit hits two out of the park this week, the first one, here, is his review of Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall's new book.
The second one, here, titled "Imagine There's No God Particle," explores how the Physics community will react if, and if not, the Higgs boson is, or isn't found.
At BackReAction, theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder of NORDITA gives a wonderful review of her experiences aboard the very interdisciplinary conference on "Time" held recently aboard the National Geographic Explorer in the North Sea and Copenhagen.
Since this is National American Catharsis Week, Space.com gives a poignant clip of Nine Eleven Oh One as seen from the International Space Station, here. My wife and I are actually in that footage, our car was about 4 miles due west of the Twin Towers at the I-78/NJ Turnpike intersection at the time, but our car is too small to see. Or perhaps we're pulled over on the shoulder of the Turnpike up by Giants Stadium, where I got out of the car, looked 7 miles south and a bit east at the burning towers, yelled SON OF A BITCH! and wished I had a big frigging American Flag to wave, because I knew damn well who was behind it.
The "Impossible Star!" nonsense going around the blogs and blarticles in what passes for science "journalism" these days isn't worth mentioning, and I won't link to any of them. There is no such thing as an "impossible star," only our ignorant level of understanding. Some editor was bored, made a factually incorrect headline of an old story, and everyone jumped on the bandwagon. Ridiculous.