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Volcanoes in Spain, dark matter in the heavens

24 July 2012

At http://phys.org/print262258004.html …. the last volcanic eruption in Spain has now been dated to around 13,000 years ago, which is remarkably close to the Younger Dryas boundary event. The information is published in Geological Acta and the researchers reverted to C14 to pinpoint the general date of the eruption, using soil containing organic material which was found in a layer immediately prior to the eruption.

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2012/07/new-cern-tests-attack-the-existenc… … results from an experiment at CERN show no evidence for 'weakly interacting massive particles' the theoretical particles thought to make up the invisible majority of the mass of the universe. This therefore challenges those physicists who think dark matter is composed of such particles. The discovery, made public at a conference on July 18th has not received as much attention as the Higgs boson. The latter is thoughyt to support the Standard Model but the former raises questions on the Standard Model – so is bias at play?

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