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Strange Numbers Found in Particle Collisions

An unexpected connection has emerged between the results of physics experiments and an important, seemingly unrelated set of numbers in pure …

Oil Bust Veterans Brace While Shale-Boom Newbies Swagger

Autry Stephens knows the look and feel of an oil boom going bust, and he’s starting to get ready.<p>The West Texas wildcatter, 76, has weathered four …

Margins & End-Users #2: Does a Margin Requirement Deplete An End-User’s Scarce Capital?

In a previous post, we described the recent rulemaking proposals for implementing the Dodd-Frank OTC derivatives reform with respect to end-users and …

Ritholtz's Reads: A Look Inside the Fame Factory

Happy weekend! Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour yourself some coffee, and enjoy our long-form reads:<p>When She Talks, Banks Shudder (NY …

Bill Ackman Tries to Destroy Herbalife, Cries, and Their Stock Skyrockets Instead

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this week, Bill Ackman said he would give "the most important presentation" of his career, …

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Six months of world leaders’ phone calls to Putin about the crisis in Ukraine, charted

Russian president Vladimir Putin has spoken with Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte in four of the past five days, including this morning. The Kremlin describes the leaders’ telephone conversations as “constructive,” while the Dutch side has dubbed them “extremely intensive.”<p>As Russian officials …

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Successor to the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine teased in promo video

What you see here is a leaked image that claims to be the upcoming successor to the classic TR-808 drum machine from Roland. If you're in need of a refresher, the unit debuted in 1980 and powered a truckload of iconic sounds over the past 30 years, including Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" and …

European researchers have created a hive mind for robots and it's being demoed this week

RoboEarth isn't as sinister as it sounds. It's not a special interest group advocating for a new world order with robots at its core -- not yet, anyway. The project, which is backed by the European Union and brings together researchers from universities in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, is …

Playboy.tv wants to bring porn to Chromecast, but Google may not be game

Porn is coming to Chromecast, if Playboy.tv (obviously, NSFW) has its way: The X-rated subscription service has been developing an Android app that …

More Galaxy S5 rumors: New 2900mAh Li-ion battery with rapid charging

When I reported on the latest rumored specs for the Galaxy S5 yesterday, one thought kept going through my mind: If the phone does indeed comes with …

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Carpe diem

For other uses, see Carpe diem (disambiguation).<p><b>Carpe diem</b> is a Latin aphorism, usually translated "seize the day", taken from book 1 of the Roman …

Edward Witten Lecture - Dimensional Gravity Revisited (1/6)-GzY

Minerva Lectures 2013 - Terence Tao Talk 3: Universality for Wigner random matrices