By Frank Close

ISBN-10: 0465021441

ISBN-13: 9780465021444

Hypothesis is rife that via 2012 the elusive Higgs boson can be came upon on the huge Hadron Collider. If came across, the Higgs boson could aid clarify why every little thing has mass. yet there’s extra at stake—what we’re rather trying out is our ability to make the universe reasonable.
our greatest figuring out of physics relies on whatever referred to as quantum box concept. regrettably, in its uncooked shape, it doesn’t make sense—its outputs are bodily most unlikely endless probabilities after they could be whatever easier, just like the no 1. the type of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to “renormalize” box thought, forcing equations to supply solutions that fit what we see within the genuine world.
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The 'blood of the mystic eye' mentioned in Egyptian magic texts is thought to refer to dragon's blood. To the Greeks it was cinnabaris (possibly because of its similarity in colour to the red sulphide of mercury, cinnabar, which was well known at the time and may even have been used as a cheap substitute for the real thing). Pliny, at his most credulous, states that it is the blood of a dragon or serpent which has been crushed to death by the weight of a dying elephant falling upon it. However, he adds, in all honesty, that it only resembles such blood, being in fact a gum.

And as a cure for the common cold, which they also brought; but mutual flagellation for sexual purposes is certainly an alternative possibility that should not be overlooked. The fine hairs on the nettle leaves contain a high concentration of acetylcholine as well as histamine, and both these substances contribute to the burning and itching rash which the leaves produce. This rather potent rubefacient action could serve a useful purpose in sexual stimulation. A sufficiently masochistic experimenter might find in nettles a practical means of encouraging an otherwise unresponsive male member into action.

Wild parsnip: 'Orpheus states that it is an aphrodisiac, the wild variety being more potent than the cultivated and especially when it has been growing on strong soil. ' With such an obviously efficaceous vegetable growing wild, one is tempted to wonder what medical science has been missing for the last 2000 years. Fortunately for us, Pliny lived in an age unfettered by scientific rationalism, educated scepticism, or a code of advertising practice. Very few of his recommendations are likely to have any specific action, and many have been derived wholesale from earlier Greek writers.

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