CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
Spot on - even down to the turn of phrase I was going to use to describe the problem: "faulty ruler". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systematic_error
Dark Matter Hinted at Again at Cresst Experiment
4 sigma detection != (officially) found. You need 5 sigma for "discovery" status.
The BBC have a good explanatory piece:
The Register Hacked
With apologies to the reg's admins, I tried to get to a story I was reading earlier on, and got the following in return:
The requested URL /2011/09/02/samsung_webos_acquisition_no_not_ever/ was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.17 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/184.108.40.20635 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.8.8 Server at www.theregister.co.uk Port 80
The Register Hacked
As I write, the site is still defaced. It's been up and down in the last few minutes though...
Recovering the Slums of the Internet?
Car Analogy: If you're doing your own oil changes, and instead of hauling the waste oil to a recycler, you dump it into your backyard, don't complain when you try and sell your house and the highest bid still leaves you $100,000 underwater on your mortgage, or requires you to spend $150,000 remediating it. Your property is worth less than it could have been, had you only been a better steward of it.
I'd hate to see your house analogies.
Teenager Invents Cheap Solar Panel From Human Hair
I'd have just gone with:
if daily mail, no.
This is the paper that is (unknown to them, apparently) the British cousin of The Onion - despite Private Eye's best efforts.
Book Recommendations For Maths To Astrophysics?
I have to confess that sometimes the gentlest intoductions were the best. The most expensive book on my reading list was Astronomy: The Evolving Universe, by Zeilik. I still love reading it to this day. Yes, maybe too many pictures for those that like the heavy stuff. If you really want to understand the basic principles - introduced in an absolutely clear manner - you won't get better.