A rant about dark matter

I don't know if any of you saw the press release earlier this week, but HST made a direct-ish measurement of dark matter. "Direct-ish" because they looked at a galaxy cluster and measured how light from background objects was distorted by the cluster's gravity. In the end, the mass distribution required for the gravitational lensing formed a big ring far from where the luminous matter in the cluster was actually located.

My personal take on things follows after the jump.
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Still some hope for geeks

Looking through the job adverts in Physics Today, I came across this beauty:

Even scientists do it. After meeting in Science Connection. All science/nature-philes welcome. www.sciconnect.com

seriously, good times. they even have photos to browse, the demographics are interesting.

Honestly, though, I don't know why you'd bother with this, since in the end, chicks dig the long ball.