Giant atoms. The same as small atoms…


Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the Universe – black holes, gravitational waves, and axions – to solve one of the most confounding problems in modern physics. And it’s got experts in the field very excited.

The theory, which imagines a Universe filled with colossal ‘gravitational atoms’ that are capable of producing vast clouds of dark matter, predicts that it could be possible to detect entirely new kinds of particles using a giant gravitational wave detector called LIGO.

But what are axions? Well, they’re a bit tricky, because unlike black holes and gravitational waves, we’re not even sure if axions exist – and we’ve been searching for them for the past four decades.

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Hasty science & embryonic tissue…

The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say. They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack.

However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led to tumours forming in mice.

Stem cell experts said it was a “cool” study, but would need to be much more controlled before leading to therapies. (1)

Hasty science… In the old days great minds waited for years before they publish (see Newton). They wanted to “make sure” or “make perfect” whatever they wrote. There was no “rush” then… Some great geniouses back then even refrained from publishing at all or even burned their works because they thought they were… “imperfect” (!) (see Ovidius)

Now …

Well, now let’s publish and we will think later…

NE… hmmm… “new” life!! Yeaahhhh! (boring)

Scientists thrilled to discover life in under-ice lakes! (1)


I guess after discovering life in toxic environments or after realizing that some organisms can even survive space, the next big “discovery” was to find life in Antarctica.

Again. “Wow”….


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