Capitalist USA cannot get its head around the fact that certain services such as universal healthcare cannot function well unless implemented as a single-payer system. Individual and corporate greed and selfishness must be set aside if you, as US citizens, truly want to have universal healthcare. Accept it or reject the philosophy and move on instead of wallowing in the mud for years on end. What a waste of time and effort.
They should nickname it the "Dark Force".
@Another theory proposes that the new force could be related to dark matter. There may be a separate dark sector complete with its own particles and forces that mirror those seen in the standard particle, Feng added.
"It's possible that these two sectors talk to each other and interact with one another through somewhat veiled but fundamental interactions," he said. "This dark sector force may manifest itself as this protophobic force we're seeing as a result of the Hungarian experiment. In a broader sense, it fits in with our original research to understand the nature of dark matter."
That's just plain BORING in view of the announcement that physicists may have just stumbled onto Boson X, carrier of a Fifth Force.
@A team of physicists has released tantalizing evidence claiming that there may be a fifth force of nature, according to a paper published in Physical Review Letters. "If true, it's revolutionary," said Jonathan Feng, lead author of the study and professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. "For decades, we've known of four fundamental forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter."
The study builds upon previous research by a group of experimental nuclear physicists at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. They stumbled across an anomaly when inspecting the radioactive decay of an unstable isotope of beryllium for any sign of "dark photons" – a dark matter particle. No "dark photons" were found, unfortunately, but the Hungarian physicists did manage to find traces of a new particle that is around 30 times heavier than the electron. The physicists from UCI analysed the data in further detail to try and work out what type of particle it could be. It's certainly not a dark photon, but it's not a particle associated with matter either, the physicists found. Instead, they believe it could be a force carrier – the "protophobic X boson" or "X boson." The X boson interacts only with electrons and neutrons over a tiny distance – only 14 femtometres (10‑15 m).
smoke some pot with your drinks. that'll get your head spinning nicely again. heck you may even puke. seriously just take a month long break from booze. it's a decent investment to set your head straight once in a while.
Just to put things in their proper perspective. How many quadrillions of dollars is the land, the resources under it, and all material assets resting on it worth at fair market value right now?
Just so I understand what you are suggesting.... The CB balance sheet requires that total assets (treasuries, corporate bonds, etc) held by the CB equal their liabilities (dollars issued to acquire the various securities). If the CB decided that half the assets were worthless, then the dollars issued would also be worth half as much as before the asset 'wrtiedown', in order o maintain equality of assets and liabilities. So in effect this amounts to a currency debasement, and resultant inflation, without any new dollars being issued. Correct?
So what??? I use one ID too and have half that number of posts in a period three times as long. And I still feel I spend way too much time positing on these boards. Hyena is averaging 20 freakin' posts per day. What a royal waste of time. And soon Yahoo will erase it all hahah. You are morons... all of you chronic posters.
Spoken like another idiot brainwashed by the AA cult. Learn to think for yourself.
I was kidding. But I was quite surprised to learn that of all the internet communication tools out there, that commodities traders appeared to favour Yahoo Messenger. Not StockTwits or Facebook or Twitter or Snapchat or whatever. but Yahoo Messenger!
No more collusion. #$%$ 'em.
@Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger Oil traders on Friday were lamenting the imminent demise of their main communication tool, Yahoo Messenger, which has been an industry standard since the late 1990s. Yahoo Inc said last week it would begin shutting down older versions of Yahoo Messenger on Aug. 5 and will stop working on Aug 31 Traders and analysts have been preparing for the inevitable transition this week, putting their new ICE, AOL and Skype usernames in their Yahoo messages to avoid losing contacts. "You have no idea how much I'll miss Yahoo Messenger," said a senior oil trader in Singapore who has been in the business for 20 years. With Messenger's end, the highly-opaque oil industry may become even more so, given the challenge of the fragmented communication market. Some said it could force players back to the telephone. Its free instant messaging technology revolutionized the industry, helping usher in a new era of high-speed communication that changed the way millions of barrels of oil traded daily.
But the online, follow-up version to Yahoo's standalone messaging software cannot be used by the industry. It fails to meet compliance standards because conversations cannot be saved locally. "It's kind of a pain registering and getting started again," said Tariq Zahir at Tyche Capital Advisors. "It works fine, but traders are creatures of habit. You get used to it." As a result, oil traders, brokers, analysts and also reporters covering the oil industry have been scrambling for alternatives.
NBC is a total joke. I read they didn;t even show the opening ceremonies live, so they could edit for American perspective (and fill it with ads) hahah.
In Canada, I can stream all live and archived events over internet in full HD via CBC online for free without any ads. No BS cable TV sub required either. When BCE-CTV had the rights last olympics they pushed a few ads, but it was still on-demand and live and totally free. But hey USA capitalism rules I guess.
PS: That mens bike road race was awesome... well at least the first and last hour anyway. Looking forward to boxing, weightlifting, gymnastics, and track and field. Also more cycling... the track races are pretty cool too.
What a great road race today. Apparently it's the toughest olympic road course ever. 5 grueling hours over a distance of 240km in a loop with a stretch over cobblestones, tough climbs, and snaking windy descents. Many crashes, including one that took out two of three riders in a leading group less than 20km before the finish. I've not seen one like it ever. These guys are tough as nails.
Pandora's box is wide open. No going back.
@Human germline modification At least four labs in the US, labs in China and the UK, and by a US biotechnology company called Ovascience announced plans or ongoing research to apply CRISPR to human embryos. Scientists, including a CRISPR co-inventor, urged a worldwide moratorium on applying CRISPR to the human germline, especially for clinical use....In April 2015, Chinese scientists reported results of an attempt to alter the DNA of non-viable human embryos using CRISPR to correct a mutation that causes beta thalassemia, a lethal heritable disorder. The study had previously been rejected by both Nature and Science in part because of ethical concerns; the journals had no comment. The experiments resulted in changing only some genes, and had off-target effects on other genes. The researchers stated that CRISPR is not ready for clinical application in reproductive medicine." In April 2016 Chinese scientists were reported to have made a second unsuccessful attempt to alter the DNA of non-viable human embryos using CRISPR - this time to alter the CCR5 gene to make the embryo HIV resistant.
Your question is not worthy of an answer. How did you get a degree in biology without taking any basic courses in physics. You are fos.
Pud, are you vying for a Nobel prize in physics? If so, you have a long long way to go. You might as well just argue that molecules, atoms, protons, neutrons, quarks, electrons have no mass.
And there it is... another reference to the glory days. Careful with all that gunpowder. It could explode in your face.