Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Painful science

Newton getting hit by an apple might be an apocryphal tale. Even if true no real harm was done using the head as a gravity detector. To date the hunt for dark matter has been thorough, expensive and unsuccessful. A new paper proposes constraints on the nature of dark matter based on the absence of unexplained gunshot-like impact wounds around the world. Dangerous work astronomy.

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