Sexual Harassment in academic scientific context, why did it shock us?    What we learned over the last six months is that scientist male and female are still human.   Humans when placed in social context will behave like social and sexual animals that we all are.  Schools are not a safe space from this due to simple human nature.   That said, being the thinking animals that we are we need to know how to control and at least manage those impulses.  Now that the shock has worn off, the veil has come off, and we know scientist are just human.  Some common sense would’ve avoided all of this.

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 New Physics Complete Neutrino Mass Specter from Oscillation Data

Last week the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) released a consensus statement on criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that could input to the European Commission’s mandate to develop and implement criteria for EDC identification as requ

On the 23rd of April, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America (fanfare!) issued a warning to us British that at the coming referendum we should vote to remain in the EU.  Reactions have been many and varied: some of these can be found in this article from Reuters.

One most ill-advised reactions, though, came when

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                                                      Common Sense and Cosmology  

Patients with lower literacy levels in search for health information may gravitate toward websites advertising services and products, a small study by researchers at Loyola University suggests.

I think this might be interesting to the few of you left out there who still read paper books (I do too). World Scientific offers, until April 29th, a 35% reduction in the cover price of its books, if you purchase two of them.
This might be a good time to pre-order my book, "Anomaly!", if you have not done so yet. Plus maybe get one of the other many excellent titles in the collection of WS.

You can see the offer at the site of my book (that's where I got the info from!).

I gave a 15 minute talk at a local Americal Physical Society Meeting.  Here is the title and abstract.


Title: A Unified Mathematical Field Theory

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Zero Neutrino Mass Scale in Semi-Empirical Phenomenology 

    There are definite empirical hints on special kind of neutrino masses.

1) Ratio of neutrino masses to the lightest particle electron mass is very small m-nu/m-e = ~10-6. Hence it seems natural to suggest new physics effect of zero neutrino mass scale.