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« Reply #5310 on: Oct 21st, 2011, 08:24am »

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Hints of New Physics Crop Up at LHC
By Adam Mann October 21, 2011 | 12:11 pm
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Preliminary findings from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider may have uncovered experimental evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. Data from the CMS experiment is showing significant excesses of particles known as leptons being created in triplets, a result that could be interpreted as evidence for a theory called supersymmetry.

The findings, presented during a talk Oct. 19 at a conference dedicated to LHC searches for new physics, have piqued the interest of some members of the field.

“This is clearly something to watch closely over the coming months,” physicist Matt Strassler wrote on his blog. That’s because these particular triple lepton signatures are sometimes called the “golden channel” to revealing supersymmetry, a theoretical model that posits the existence of a heavier partner to all known subatomic particles in order to solve certain problems with the Standard Model.

The most familiar lepton is the humble electron, though other, more exotic particles such as muons and taus also fall in this category. Producing a single one of these subatomic particles in the proton-proton collisions at the LHC is relatively rare, and generating two or even three at a time is even more unusual. Certain interactions predicted under supersymmetry could enhance the odds of triple lepton events, so seeing excesses is reason to raise some eyebrows.

Yet searching for triplets of leptons is a complex task. As with many results from the LHC, the finding is subtle and could potentially be overturned with further data. Therefore, the CMS team is cautious, stressing that all their observed data is consistent with background expectations and that there isn’t definitive proof of new physics yet.

“We do our best, applying different independent approaches and make sure they all give consistent results, but we need to make more cross checks before claiming any inconsistency with the Standard Model,” wrote physicist Fedor Ratnikov of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, who presented the CMS results at the conference, in an email.

Processes other than supersymmetry could also account for the triple lepton surplus. But if the result keeps appearing, or the ATLAS experiment confirms the finding, it could be the start of something interesting.

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Michele Bachmann’s New Hampshire Staff All Fleeing Like Hell

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson
1:57 pm October 21, 2011

Epic head case Michele Bachmann’s entire New Hampshire staff has resigned en masse because she refuses to focus on the state, although reports saying that Rick Perry’s campaign is already busy pilfering some of them indicate this is mostly due to her being a blathering loser. She is such a loser, in fact, that the roaming liberal hippie mobs of San Francisco did not even bother to wander over and chant some godless queerness at her when she visited the city on Thursday, even for old times’ sake, for fear of catching a boredom-induced coma.

The San Francisco Chronicle gleefully reports:

Critics say the lack of any protest at Bachmann’s Commonwealth Club appearance Thursday is a sign of the fading relevance of her campaign. The winner of the Iowa Straw Poll has just 4.8 percent support in the latest average of major polls by RealClearPolitics.com – sixth among the eight GOP presidential candidates. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain is the front-runner with 26 percent.

“Maybe people are waiting for Herman Cain to come to town,” said Tenoch Flores, a spokesman for the California Democratic Party.

Or maybe they are waiting for the dry cleaning to be finished, or for some grass to grow, or for the warranty on their blenders to expire. All are more fun than waiting for Michele Bachmann. [CNN/SFGate]

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RUPE ON THE ROPES At Annual Meeting: Insults Fly As News Corp Fights Shareholders Pushing For Better Governance & Independent CEO

By NIKKI FINKE Friday October 21, 2011 @ 12:04pm PDT
The Deadline team is covering the News Corp shareholders meeting inside and outside LA’s Fox Studios. Nikki Finke is now writing from staff and news reports.

4TH UPDATE, NOON: News Corp.’s annual shareholder meeting today at LA’s Fox Studios turned into a pitched battle of words and accusations and insults. Rupert Murdoch’s critics lined up at two microphones and vented their anger at what they consider to be a corporate culture run amok. At the same time the Chairman/CEO’s defenders opposed the shareholder calls for better corporate governance and the separation of the chairman/CEO title in order to have a CEO independent of Murdoch. Rupert, for his part, could barely stay polite when he was challenged again and again. ”I hate to call you a liar, but I don’t believe you,” he cut off shareholder Stephen Mayne, director of the Australian Shareholders Association who was criticizing News Corp’s corporate governance. Edward Mason of the Church of England spoke in support of the motion that would oust Murdoch as chairman. But Murdoch interrupted Mason almost immediately, saying “your investments haven’t been that great”.

Other shareholders were focused on the UK phone hacking scandal and its origins within the company. UK parliament member Tom Watson caught a plane from London to LA just to confront Murdoch during today’s shareholders meeting. He asked in a very British polite way whether the chairman and CEO was aware of more allegations, this time of computer hacking, at News Corp-owned newspaper News of the World. Murdoch said he wasn’t and responded, “I have assured that what went wrong a few years ago and the recent rumors by you is being worked out with the police. We will put this right.” Watson was interrupted by News Corp board member and Murdoch ally Viet Dihn, who said, “We’re fully cooperating with the police and aren’t permitted to comment on allegations per their instruction. I welcome any information you have for our investigation after the meeting.” But Murdoch told the shareholders: ”I promise you absolutely that we will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this and get it right.”

Murdoch also tried to reassure shareholders that News Corp was doing well financially, boasting about ”digital treasure droves” from New Media and results showing that cable channels were providing half of the company’s total profit. ‘But that didn’t appear to calm the shareholders at the microphones. Especially with institutional investors like Calipers, the Christian Brothers investment services, and the Australian Shareholders Association calling for an independent CEO.

Outside, members of the media and police far outnumbered a small group of protesters numbering about 50 in total who gathered at the main gate of Fox Studios. Occupy Los Angeles, according to information posted on the Occupy Wall Street offshoot’s website, planned to protest “one-sided reporting, job cuts, phone hacking, and bad governance.” Besides a “Fox News Lies” banner, protesters seemed to focus mainly on animal rights and anti-war issues. There was no disruption to the work of studio employees who were allowed to go in without incident.

2ND UPDATE, 9:45 AM: News Corp intentionally drove the shuttle carrying media to the shareholders meeting on the Fox lot through a side gate so the press wouldn’t see the protesters.

UPDATE, 9:59 PM: A British Member of Parliament scheduled to join News Corp stockholders inside Fox’s Zanuck Theatre is expected to address protesters in front of the studio on Pico Boulevard before heading into the meeting, one of the organizers told Deadline late Thursday. Labor Party MP Tom Watson, a key figure in the Parliament’s investigation of the phone-hacking scandal, has said he plans to present new allegations of other types of technological surveillance methods News Corp has used in addition to phone hacking by representatives of the now-defunct News of the World. Holders of proxy shares — apart from institutional and other groups who plan to vote against Murdoch-allied board members — are also certain to have harsh questions for company execs.

PREVIOUSLY, 7:31 PM: News Corp shareholders arriving for their annual meeting Friday at the Fox lot on Pico Blvd. in West Los Angeles will encounter some uninvited greeters bearing unhappy tidings. Occupy Los Angeles, according to information posted on the Occupy Wall Street offshoot’s website, plans to protest “one-sided reporting, job cuts, phone hacking, and bad governance.” Rupert Murdoch and other company leaders are expected to hear from a major pension fund and other stockholder groups disgruntled by the way members of the Murdoch family and their supporters on the board have handled the phone-hacking scandal in the U.K. and other company activity. Those shareholders may be allowed to lodge their complaints but lack the clout or votes to remove any of the Murdochs or their supporters from the board. At least they’ll get inside the meeting. Occupy L.A. protesters are extremely unlikely to get beyond the front gate or anywhere on the lot, let alone near the studio’s Zanuck Theater where the meeting is being held. Studio security will be tighter than usual, and anyone without authorization won’t get beyond the gate. Efforts to reach protest organizers were unsuccessful.

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Strange Form of Life Discovered in Ocean's Blackest Depths

Published October 21, 2011

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A one-celled organism called a xenophyophore. This deep-sea-dwelling creature was found in the Galapagos in 2002; Scripps Institute researchers found similar ones dwelling at depths well past 6 miles.

Scientists plumbing the depths of the Mariana Trench -- the deepest part of the ocean on the planet -- have identified gigantic amoebas lurking miles and miles beneath the waters.

The creatures are called xenophyophores, and scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego spotted them in the cold, crushing depths 6.6 miles beneath the white caps.

"They are fascinating giants that are highly adapted to extreme conditions but at the same time are very fragile and poorly studied,” said Lisa Levin, a deep-sea biologist and director of the Scripps Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.

Scripps scientists said xenophyophores are among the largest individual cells in existence, often growing longer than four inches. Recent studies indicate that by trapping particles from the water, xenophyophores can concentrate high levels of lead, uranium and mercury and are thus likely highly resistant to large doses of heavy metals. They also are well suited to a life of darkness, low temperature and high pressure in the deep sea.

“The identification of these gigantic cells in one of the deepest marine environments on the planet opens up a whole new habitat for further study of biodiversity … and extreme environment adaptation,” Levin said.

To reach the bottom of the ocean requires special equipment. Levin worked with Eric Berkenpas and Graham Wilhelm -- Remote Imaging engineers from the National Geographic Society -- to build and launch “dropcams."

“Dropcams are versatile autonomous underwater cameras containing an HD camera and lighting inside of a glass bubble,” Berkenpas explained.

By wrapping high-resolution cameras in a thick-walled glass sphere, scientists were able to drop cameras capable of withstanding the extreme pressure of all that ocean. At a depth of 6.6 miles, the water above can cause more than eight tons per square inch of pressure.

Life is surprisingly abundant at these extreme depths, despite the cold and pressure. According to Dhugal Lindsay of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the Dropcam movie also depicts the deepest jellyfish observed to date.

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LA Times

BP wins OK for exploration plan in Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approves the plan under tighter rules developed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Permits are still required for any drilling.

By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
5:41 PM PDT, October 21, 2011
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BP won approval from the Interior Department for a plan to explore for oil and gas in deep-water areas of the Gulf of Mexico, moving the company closer to drilling new wells barred after the blowout of its Macondo well touched off the country's worst offshore environmental disaster.

The exploration plan was the first BP had submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April 2010, killing 11 workers and spewing nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the gulf. Although it received approval, BP will still need permits to drill a particular well.

The agency approved the exploration plan under more stringent rules it developed after the Deepwater Horizon explosion revealed uneven, sometimes lax oversight of offshore energy production by the Minerals Management Service, the new agency's predecessor.

For an exploration plan to be approved, a company must now submit a range of specific technical and environmental information as well as plans to handle a worst-case spill scenario in the event of a blowout. The bureau also does its own environmental assessment of the drill sites.

The oil industry and its congressional allies have complained that the bureau is issuing approvals too slowly, and they have demanded that it return to the rapid clip of approvals that existed before the oil disaster.

BP, still the largest oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico, did not have to meet more-stringent requirements than any of the other 43 companies that have had exploration plans approved.

David Pettit, senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that barring litigation, the chances were highly likely that BP would get drilling permits. Pettit said that while the new regulatory agency is better than its predecessor, more work needs to be done to improve offshore drilling safety, including pushing for "a redesign of deep-sea blowout preventers, and moderniz[ing] cleanup procedures" in the event of a spill.

BP proposes drilling as many as four wells at sites it acquired in lease sales in 1997 and 2003, according to the bureau. The wells would be drilled in water depths of 6,019 to 6,034 feet, and they would be 192 miles from the closest Louisiana shoreline.


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Alien talk as The Blob lands in Lake District

11:39am Saturday 22nd October 2011
By Allan Tunningley

THE Lake District has become the international focus for a fascinating 'sci-fi phenomenon' - like the one that inspired the alien horror movie The Blob.

Mysterious deposits of a translucent jelly have suddenly appeared in the Lakeland fells, intriguing locals and baffling scientists.

Walkers began to notice the blobs - some of them the size of a foot - while out and about in the Patterdale fells.

The phenomenon is now likely to join Bownessie and large black cat sightings as enduring Lake District mysteries.

Lakes holiday cottage owner Rob Shephard said he had come across around 10 blobs 'floating on top of some puddles'.

"They were the size of my foot. I didn't touch the jelly. I just took some snaps."

Village store owner Tom Driscoll reported finding 'six or eight piles of the stuff'.

Scientists admit they don't know what causes the phenomenon, but some national newspapers have speculated that it could be 'alien jelly', like that found by four policemen in Philadelphia in 1950 - an incident which inspired the sci-fi B-movie The Blob, starring Steve McQueen.

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7.2 quake causes damage, casualties in Turkey

A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey Sunday, collapsing at least two buildings in the center of eastern city of Van, the mayor said.

Selcan Hacaoglu and Suzan Fraser, From the Associated Press
5:09 AM PDT, October 23, 2011
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A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 struck eastern Turkey Sunday, collapsing some buildings and causing a number of deaths, officials said. At least 50 people were injured.

The temblor struck eastern Van province at 1:41 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. It caused widespread panic throughout the province as well as neighboring cities.

"The quake was strongly felt in Van and neighboring towns, and caused damage and deaths based on initial assessments," the prime minister's office said.

The earthquake toppled some buildings in downtown Van as well as the neighboring town of Ercis, officials said. Several strong aftershocks also were reported.

"There are so many dead. Several buildings have collapsed. There is too much destruction," Zulfikar Arapoglu, the mayor of Ercis, told NTV television. "We need urgent aid. We need medics."

NTV also said Van's airport was damaged and planes were being diverted to neighboring cities.

Terrified residents spilled into the streets in panic as rescue workers and residents using their bare hands and shovels struggled to evacuate people believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings, television footage showed.

In Van, at least two buildings collapsed, Bekir Kaya, the mayor of Van town, told NTV. One of them was a seven-story building, according to Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency.

At least 50 people were treated for injuries in the courtyard of the state hospital in Van, said the state-run Anatolia news agency.

"The telephone system is jammed due to panic, and we can't assess the entire damage immediately," Kaya said.

Several Cabinet ministers headed to the area as authorities mobilized rescue teams across the country.

The USGS originally gave the magnitude as 7.3 but later corrected it to 7.2. It said the quake had a depth of 12.4 miles, which is relatively shallow and could potentially cause more damage.

Turkey's Kandilli observatory gave the quake a preliminary magnitude of 6.6, but put its depth at 3 miles. Several aftershocks as strong as magnitude 5.5 followed, the observatory said.

The quake's epicenter was in the village of Tabanli in eastern Van province, bordering Iran. But it was felt in several provinces across the area.

Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, which is crossed by fault lines.

In 1999, about 18,000 people were killed by two powerful earthquakes that struck northwestern Turkey. Authorities had blamed shoddy construction for many of the deaths.

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Afghanistan would side with Pakistan in war with US, says Hamid Karzai

President says Afghans 'will never betray their brother' in TV interview aired days after Kabul visit by Hillary Clinton

Declan Walsh in Islamabad
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 23 October 2011 06.04 EDT

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has said he would side with Pakistan in the event of war with the US in a surprising political twist that is likely to disconcert his western allies.

"If there is war between Pakistan and America, we will stand by Pakistan," Karzai said in a television interview. He put his hand on his heart and described Pakistan as a "brother" country.

The statement was widely interpreted as a rhetorical flourish rather than a significant offer of defence co-operation. Despite recent tension between Pakistan and the US, open warfare is a remote possibility.

Karzai – who is scrambling to ensure his political future in advance of the US military drawdown in 2014 – needs Pakistani help to bring the Taliban to peace talks. In the event of any conflict, his army, which is wholly dependent on US money and training, would be in no position to back Pakistan.

Nevertheless, the interview with Geo, Pakistan's largest network, was at stark variance with the tone set during a visit to the region by Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, and David Petraeus, the CIA director, days earlier.

In Kabul, Clinton bluntly warned Pakistan that the US would act unilaterally if Islamabad failed to crack down on the Taliban-linked Haqqani network inside its North Waziristan sanctuary.

She then flew to Islamabad to deliver the message in person during a four-hour meeting with Pakistan's top generals, calling on them to bring the Haqqanis to the negotiating table, kill the group's leadership or pave the way for the US to do so.

Karzai's interview with Geo was aired barely 24 hours after Clinton left the region. He said Afghanistan owed Pakistan a great debt for sheltering millions of refugees over the past three decades, and stressed that his foreign policy would not be dictated by any outside power.

"Anybody that attacks Pakistan, Afghanistan will stand with Pakistan," he said. "Afghanistan will never betray their brother."

Karzai has wildly swung away from, and then closer to, Pakistan over the past 18 months as efforts to draw the Taliban into peace talks have gained momentum.

First he welcomed the Pakistani military chief, General Ashfaq Kayani, and the ISI spy chief, General Shuja Pasha, to talks in Kabul. But then this month he flew to New Delhi to sign a "strategic partnership" with India that strengthened trade and security ties between the two countries but infuriated Pakistan, where it was seen as a fresh sign of Afghan perfidy.

Karzai is trying to strike a delicate balance between reaching a peace deal and managing stringent criticism from non-Pashtun groups and their political representatives, who accuse him of drawing too close to Pakistan.

The latest comments reignited that criticism, as evidenced in lively debates on Afghan television talkshows on Sunday.

Karzai has appeared increasingly isolated since the killing of his powerful half-brother Ahmed Wali Karzai and peace envoy Burhanuddin Rabbani.

Analysts say Pakistani policy is driven by a desire to ensure that its arch-rival India does not enjoy political or military support from Kabul.

Pakistan's military and ISI spy service have offered to facilitate talks with the Taliban but cannot become a guarantor to their success, an official told the Dawn newspaper. "Pakistan must not be blamed in case of failure of attempts [by the US] for reconciliation with the Taliban as it does not spoon-feed them," the official said.

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The Braz-alien rainforest: Is this creature pictured in the Amazon jungle a visitor from outer-space?

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As biologically diverse as the Amazon is, this peculiar creature would not appear to be a natural inhabitant of the Brazilian jungle or, indeed, Earth for that matter.
Standing just a few feet from a mesmerising flashing light, this unidentified being could offer proof that we are not alone in the universe.

The image comes from a video obtained by noted paranormal writer Michael Cohen and is claimed to have been filmed by two British tourists visiting the Mamaus region of the Amazon.

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Anonymous and Antisec Attack Law Enforcement Websites
By Quinn Norton October 22, 2011 | 12:04 am
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Anonymous and Antisec factions dumped files on the net Friday detailing data from the computer systems of multiple law enforcement agencies and a law enforcement vendor, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office in Alabama.

Additionally, the groups took down a number of law enforcement domains hosted together. According to the notice, the site’s homepages were defaced, replaced with an anti-police rap video. At the time of publication, the domains simply failed to load, sending a “Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)” message.

The notice says the attack is in support of the so-called 99% movement, a reference to the Occupy Wall Street protests spreading around the world. The action is described as retaliation against law enforcement for mistreatment of #occupywallstreet, particularly in Boston.

The notice references a 600MB data dump which reportedly includes the IACP membership roster; 1000 names, ranks, addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbesr for police officers in Birmingham and Jefferson Counties; 1,000 names and cleartext passwords for the BPPA; and the client list and financials for Matrix Group, a DC-based web design and marketing firm with law enforcement customers.

The BPPA website has a notice under current events that reads: “* Please Note: Starting Monday October 17th 2011 all Users who access the secure section of the site will have to re-register for a NEW Username and Password.”

But the site doesn’t say why, or warn users that usernames and passwords, which users commonly re-use on other sites, may have been compromised.

The notice contains a details about the compromised servers, but Wired has not been able to locate a publicly available dump of the data, which may not have been released yet.

Matrix Networks, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, and Boston PD did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

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HBO Sets John Burnham Schwartz To Write Bernie Madoff Movie Starring Robert De Niro

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday October 21, 2011 @ 4:40pm PDT
Tags: John Burnham Schwartz, Robert De Niro, The Wizard Of Lies: Bernie Madoff And The Death Of Trust

EXCLUSIVE: HBO’s movie about Bernie Madoff starring Robert De Niro as the disgraced financier is gaining momentum with the hire of Reservation Road scribe John Burnham Schwartz to write the script.

HBO started the process in May when it optioned Diane Henriques’ non-fiction book The Wizard Of Lies: Bernie Madoff And The Death Of Trust, which is recounting the life of the imprisoned swindler and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he concocted, and began negotiations with De Niro to play the lead.

Now the high-profile project is moving to the next stage with ICM-repped Schwartz set to write a script based on Henriques’ book and additional source material I heard HBO is in the process of acquiring.

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