Thought for the month

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”
Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, Statesman (1769-1821).

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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