In this research we derived absolute neutrino masses by geometric interpretation of the Standard Model hierarchies. Numerous confirmations may indicate that, besides the problem of Higgs sector many external parameters, the SM is a complete low energy particle interaction theory not crying for new physics. But there are serious problems with understanding flavor in SM phenomenology. Firstly, equal number ‘3’ of SM particle generations coincide with the dimension number of outer euclidean 3-space and secondly, the factual SM particle mass and mixing hierarchies at leading approximation appear solutions of the ‘Metric’ equation for unit vector direction angles in euclidean 3-space geometry.
A running meme throughout most of my life - and I came of age in the late 1960s and '70s, when pot was all the rage - is that people get stoned, then they get hungry. Any number of media portrayals showed it, and still do now. No surprise, marijuana is the most commonly used non-legal drug in America, so references to it resonate with a lot of people. And the munchies after smoking it do as well.

Inference: You should probably get fat if you continue to smoke marijuana into old age.
Radioactive isotope in your tea, blatant patent theft and manuscript theft by a peer reviewer? Yep, these are all real actions by scientists who have screwed over other scientists just to get ahead. Why? Because in science "There is no prize for second place". Even in space, do you even remember which crew landed on the moon second? Go on, try not to google it. (For the record it was Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean). Throw in the pressure of not being given a permanent job and/or being fired for under-performance, despite blood, sweat and tears (pretty much literally for most scientists) and you come close to what a scientist goes through on a day to day basis.
In my 2014 article about large systems I wrote that "what makes a system large is our inability to observe everything within the system".  Large systems theory has been one of my personal thought experiments for a long time because I have long wondered how much of a system you would have to map before you could understand (more-or-less correctly) how it worked.  This was a consequence of having wiped out a few large data files on computer systems back in the days when it was neither easy nor simple to create a backup for your data.
Information is not destroyed but it is even more scrambled up than anyone thought by black holes. I have used the framework of relativization, to compute the temperature of the proposed firewalls.  It would be about 1.410 septillion Kelvin.   Relativization which has been developed in open peer reviewed literature and conference presentation in to a comprehensive theory combining General Relativity with Quantum Field Theory.  Black holes shred information, then burn it in a furnace hotter than millions of Suns. 
          
    Higgs sector is the least advanced one in the Standard Model. There are two ways of developments – theoretical and semi-empirical. The main content of the latter is looking for physically meaningful regularities of the empirical parameter system especially in the ratios and hierarchies of masses and mixing angles in flavor groups.
Keeping the Gate is a "science and society" blog, which is to mean that it explores the relationship between science and society.  Journalists and producers play critical roles in regulating that relationship.  But the definition of journalism is changing as more and more people with compelling interests gain access to more and more channels through which to spin personal sentiments into the appearance of irrefutable fact.  
September 14th 2015, 09:50 GMT. A far spread out distortion of space crossed earth's path. The distortion had traveled at the speed of light for more than a billion years, all along the way spreading out spherically and diluting its energy density inversely proportional to the spherical area covered. Still, when distorting the space occupied by earth, it did so with a peak power equal to the total electrical power consumption of human mankind.

Earth responded by undulating, expanding in one direction, shrinking in a perpendicular direction, and then reversing. And reversing. The frequency of undulation increased like a coin wobbling on a table top. And then suddenly, like a wobbling coin coming to rest, space became quiet again, and earth's shape stabilized.
                    Comment on the Number of Flavors in Standard Model
   A widely used definition (see e.g. Wikipedia for a summery) of the number of particle ‘flavors’ in the SM is 6: 3 particle mass copies (e. g. electron, muon, tau for charged leptons; u, c, t for up-quarks …) doubled by the two up- and down- states.
   Flavor is still a mystery in the SM. Historical Rabi’s quip “Who ordered the muon?” is steel urgent now for the three flavor mass copies of elementary particles.

I HAVE A VIRTUAL REALITY machine in my fridge. It’s a banoffee pie, and when I eat two of them in the dark while listening to the Beatles’ White Album, I am far, far away on another planet, no hardware necessary.

            But the global tech industry doesn’t know about this (shhhh!), so this year, expect to see virtual reality headsets on the shelf from Oculus Rift (Facebook), Samsung, Sony, HTC and Google.