By the time I got to Los Alamos I had read Richard Feynman's autobiographical works, popular biographies, and his work in QED. It was insightful to see how the man thought going through his papers dating back to the Manhattan Project.

Participants in a new study have reported a small but growing and worrisome trend among some gay American men.

Virginia state legislators just passed a bill that makes cannabidiol and delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid (THC-acid or THCA) legal for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. You can read the bill here.

The problem is that while there is some evidence that cannabidiol might help treat intractable epilepsy, for which GW pharmaceuticals is testing Epidolex, there is little evidence for THCA.
The TransAsia GE235 Accident - The Taxi, the Transmission Lines and the FDR - some details

The skills of the pilots of GE235 have been questioned.  The mere fact that Transasia is requiring its pilots to undergo tests is not proof of pilot error.  It is most likely a precautionary measure.  The FDR - flight data recorder - shows some very strange readings.  The graphic representation of the engine data published by Taiwan's ASC is reproduced full size below.  (If it does not show full size, right click and select 'view image'.)

I have decided to rescind this proposal.  The swap of time t for space R and visa versa really didn't change anything: a scalar operator was still needed and the single value of time needed three subscripts, not making it look at all like time.  The exact role reversal is too exact.

Yesterday, phys.org posted a story titled, “No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning.” Coauthors Ahmed Farag Ali and Saurya Das, “have shown in a paper published in Physics Letters B that the Big Bang singularity can be resolved by their new model in which the universe has no beginning and no end.” (Read the full article here.)

On the other hand, Alexander Vilenkin says the universe probably did have a beginning:


Question: I am a 30-year-old woman, very active in my home routines. But during my menstrual cycles I have noticed excess weight around my abdomen. I am really confused about it. My friend told me it may be due to water retention.  I really want, to know does water retention cause weight gain and how much?



Research shows that six month old infants who have been introduced to salted starchy food have a greater preference to salty taste as compared to infants who are not yet fed such foods. This early exposure to salty food is carried on to preschool with preference to salty food.

It was a hell of a ride to our hellish sister planet.

Eight long years of studying Venus is way more than ESA scientists were expected from its mission.

Venus Express spacecraft that launched on Nov. 9, 2005 and entered the orbit of its target planet on Apr. 11, 2006, was originally planned to last for 500 days. The mission was successfully extended three times and ended in slow death while entering Venusian hostile atmosphere this January.
Cute, clever, incorrect.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations's Forest Resource Assessment for 2005 used the word "alarming" 20 times to describe the trend lines for def