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On July 4, scientists around the world popped open champagne bottles and toasted the culmination of nearly five decades of research. They had discovered a new particle, one that looked awfully similar to the long-sought Higgs boson. The Higgs boson has for decades been the last missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics.
In systems composed of coupled oscillating elements the saddle points form a network. The above networks belong to a system of five elements.
[Note: This post ended being the first of a series of four. Part Two: The Mystery of the Missing Chromosomes, Continued: An Update From Your Preening Blogger Part Three: Four Days of Fusion Chromosome Freak-Out
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July 19, 2012
Two decades later Darwin presented a detailed account of the tree of life in “On the Origin of Species.”
Craig Callender interviewed by Richard Marshall.
Mathematics is a tool used by scientists to help them construct models of how the universe works and make precise predictions that can be tested against observation. That is really all there is to it, but I had better add some more or this will be a really short essay.
Ángel Franco/The New York Times
Multivitamin supplementation has been getting a rough ride in the literature, as evidence emerges that routine supplementation for most is, at best , unnecessary . Some individual vitamins are earning their own unattractive risk/benefit profiles: Products like folic acid , calcium , and beta-carotene all seem inadvisable for routine supplementation in the absence of deficiency or medical indication. Vitamin E, already on the watch list , looks increasingly problematic, with data recently published confirming the suspected association of supplementation with an elevated risk of prostate cancer.
Eur eq a (pronounced "eureka") is a software tool for detecting equations and hidden mathematical relationships in your data.
The technology has been developed to withstand the challenges of real world — in addition to handling problems of too much data, too little data, correlated data, or noisy data, DataModeler respects the cost and timeliness issues associated with modeling development.
Cosmology and astrophysics