The LHC’s latest results deliver another blow to supersymmetry
The favourite contender to extend the Standard Model just took a hit.
By Fiona MacDonald

Researchers at CERN have provided new insight into the behaviour of the tiny subatomic particles that make up protons and neutrons, called quarks, and they’re consistent with the traditional Standard Model of particle physics.

That’s great news for the Standard Model - a set of equations that explains the behaviour and interactions of particles in the Universe - but not so good for the supersymmetry hypothesis, which is a proposed extension that aims to fill in some of the gaps in the Standard Model. And those gaps aren’t insignificant: the Standard Model can’t explain dark matter and dark energy, or the force of gravity according to Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

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Muppets in DS9 please.

No, I’m not joking, seriously, I thought about it and now I want it with a burning passion.

Miss Piggy being Lwaxana’s best space friend, searching for good clothes and stomping on losers.

Beaker being a Starfleet science officer assigned to the station, constantly having to report to the infirmary because of “science-related” injuries. Every time he walks in cradling his arm, Bashir rolls his eyes at the camera.

Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem can play in Quark’s. They’re great for business. Quark also has some other muppets help attend the bar, and clean the floor… they don’t need much paying so he loves them.

Statler and Waldorf ALWAYS being seated in the Replimat no matter what time of day, passing loud judgement on Bajoran and Cardassian political affairs, and constantly breaking the fourth wall commenting on episode ratings. Q sometimes joins them. Garak might even like them.

I just want DS9 casually littered with muppets. Muppets shopping in the promenade. Sisko frequently bumping into Kermit in a comedic fashion, and they both politely apologise and go their separate ways, somehow unaware of each other’s “fame”. 

Everyone fancying Miss Piggy. Including Jadzia, who fancies her the most. 

Everyone secretly trying to sit close to Statler and Waldorf hoping to overhear some snarky gem about the provisional government, or about Dukat.

Dukat does not care for Statler and Waldorf, so naturally they get a free pass to remain in DS9′s replimat forever eating anything they want.


To gain weight:

To gain weight, you need to eat more calories than your body needs. If you’re a so called “hardgainer” you’ll need at least 5000kcal/day on average before you start to see weight gain. Anything less and you’ll remain skinny. But how do you eat that much? By spreading your calories into as many meals as you can. That’s why building the habit of eating breakfast is crucial to gain weight. Here are the top 5 breakfast recipes for weight gain. 1. Oatmeal. 400kcal per 100g. I recommend rolled oats. Quick oats are fine too, but I feel it tastes like sand. Mix with one or more of the ingredients below and microwave it. Then top with cinnamon. Natural peanut butter. Milk. Especially whole milk. Nuts. Almonds, cashews, walnuts. Fruits. Bananas, apples, pears, pineapple. Dried Fruits. Raisins, dates, prunes, apricots. Cottage Cheese. Or quark cheese or plain yogurt. Tuna. I have a friend who mixes it with oats & milk. Try it. Granola and Muesli are great alternatives to oatmeal since they contain similar amount of calories. Make sure you buy them without added sugars. The more they come into their raw form, the better. You’ll avoid fat gains. 2. Omelets. Whole eggs are fine because dietary cholesterol doesn’t influence blood cholesterol. Remove the yolk if you don’t believe this. But realize you’re throwing away half the vitamins and half the protein. Some ideas:

Read more: http://stronglifts.com/top-5-breakfast-recipes-for-weight-gain/

tfw your gf thinks she’s being funny

fenris: the inquisitor should lock you up for this, hawke.
hawke: no! please don’t put me in the pun-geon
hawke: unless i can bring varric, in which case it becomes the fun-geon
fenris: stop.
hawke: cassandra? if we can get her to flex it’ll be the double-gun-geon
fenris: [walks away]
hawke: looks like you’re getting none-geon tonight then

(i heard it’s fenhawke week)

I think you must have misunderstood me. This book isn’t for, ah… “cat ladies”.

Okay, but what if he got to explain the Schrödinger’s cat book to someone who wasn’t terrible? 

Drawn for me by a very kind anon while I was having a rough day. Anon, if you’re around, please let me know who you are so I can credit you appropriately!

Thank you all so, so much for your encouraging words over the last few days. I am taking it one day at a time and keeping myself focused on the current patient without looking ahead, and that’s definitely helping. Just have to make lots of breaks and get plenty of sleep. Which, trying! Some nights are better than others, of course. Still, thank you for your support. I couldn’t do it without y’all. <3

And now, an enumerated list of events, in no particular order:

  1. I managed to go grocery shopping today for the first time in weeks. My only major adult chores left at the moment are folding clean laundry and washing a small amount of dishes. Totally manageable, and also I can feed myself.
  2. A seeing eye dog belonging to one of the veterans pooped in the hallway today, a first for my supervisor. Since the VA has strict policies on job training and I, blessedly, am not qualified for any housekeeping duties, I didn’t have to do anything but make my way past it to the elevator at the end of the hall. But still. Ew.