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025.431: The Dewey blog The September 6 Science has an article entitled "Boxed In," which has this summary: You'd think physicists would be delighted. In cosmology, satellite observations of the universe repeatedly confirm scientists' picture of its composition and history. In particle physics, the discovery of the Higgs boson and measurements of its properties give equally compelling evidence that their "standard model" of elementary particles and force-generating symmetries explains everything it's supposed to. And that's the problem: It's hard to develop new and better models when the old ones stubbornly refuse to break down. To keep progress from grinding to a halt, physicists are devising ingenious new experiments aimed at shooting holes in their reigning theories—but no one knows which of them, if any, will hit the mark. 025.431: The Dewey blog
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Jane Park, November 22nd, 2010 The British Library by stevecadman / CC BY-SA The British Library has released three million records from the British National Bibliography into the public domain using the CC0 public domain waiver. The British Library releases 3 million bibliographic records into the public domain using CC0 The British Library releases 3 million bibliographic records into the public domain using CC0
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