Monthly Archives: July 2009

GUT, LHC, and the new hunt for the Philosopher’s Stone?

I’m currently reading Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds†. It’s astonishing how little has changed since 1852 (when the second edition was published); our current economic crisis and its causes would have felt quite familiar to … Continue reading

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Stamina

Several weeks ago, a brothel opened in Stuttgart-Fellbach, which offers a flat-rate for sex. In completely unrelated news, thieves stole 320,000 pills of Levitra from the Bayer factory in Leverkusen; Levitra is a potency drug†. Honi soit qui mal y … Continue reading

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