This is Halloween month, and here in the Northeast US, time to rake leaves.
The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics should be announced tomorrow, and Chad Orzel has his annual betting pool about it at Uncertain Principles: here.
If you don't know what Phenomenological Quantum Gravity is, it simply means using experimental data, not speculation, to unite the slippery differences between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Sabine Hossenfelder explains the problem at her blog BackReAction here.
A new astronomical observatory is up and running and has returned it's first image. Astronomy Now Online reports on Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), here, Phil Plait reports at his weblog Bad Astronomy, here, Universe Today here, and Space.com here.
... to be continued, stay tuned, I must eat dinner ...