“[S]ome variation of that is almost definitely where the matter-antimatter asymmetry came from, and why every place in the Universe appears to have the same density of matter (and not antimatter) no matter where we look!” Ethan Siegel of Starts with a Bang writes. Read his article in full.
“Although Canadian police have not released the name of the Ottawa shooter, on Wednesday afternoon US sources leaked that the suspect’s name is Michael Zehaf Bibeau, a 32-year-old Canadian who was a recent convert to Islam,” Tristin Hopper and Meghan Hurley report.
BBC News lists some key points of event from yesterday’s shooting:
- There have been two shooting incidents in Ottawa—at the National War Memorial and inside parliament
- A soldier guarding the war memorial was shot and later died of his injuries
- A gunman has been killed in the parliament building, it is not clear if other gunmen are at large
- Several buildings are on lockdown and residents have been told to stay away from windows and roofs
- PM Stephen Harper says “Canada will never be intimidated” and will “redouble our efforts” in fighting terrorist groups
The Local’s linguistic mystery tour will take you from the dark realms of Abba to what may or may not be the weirdest ever translation for an international superhero.
His ten years as president of the European Commission is now all but over. In my opinion, he has done a good job.
“Towering up to 1,396 ft, the skyscraper offers 104 apartments at 30,000 sq ft each with 12.5 ft ceilings, 10x10 ft windows, and prices ranging from $16,95 million to $82,5 million,” Bored Panda reports. The images are spectacular!
Rene Magritte’s (1898–1967) classic painting Ceci n’est pas une pipe (1928–1929). I love it.
“I want to make the hard-headed, patriotic case for both Britain in Europe and for change in Europe so that it works for working people,” Pat McFadden, Labour’s new shadow Europe minister, the Guardian reports. Sound very promising.
“Nigel Farage’s eurosceptic group in the European Parliament has been saved by a Pole with unusual views on women,” EU Observer reports. The new gang member is Janusz Korwin-Mikke, known for casting doubt on the Holocaust and saying women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.