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News Briefs 20-12-2011

A clip from the upcoming Batman movie.

  • Does the Higgs particle portend the end of physics?
  • Better doctors focus on mistakes.
  • Alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer flu.
  • Research team shows cultural practices can cause biological evolution.
  • How bacteria break a magnet.
  • Magnetic breakthrough may have significant pull.
  • The placebo debate: is it unethical to prescribe them to patients?
  • Maggots clean wounds faster than surgeons.
  • A new kind of metal deep in the Earth.
  • Jupiter destroys part of its own core.
  • Trials and errors: why science is failing us.
  • Over 40% of cancers due to lifestyle.
  • Ancient man built homes with bones.
  • Did the Fed quietly bail out a bank on Tuesday?

Quote of the Day:

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Umberto Eco

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