In Prison Interview, Madoff Says Banks ‘Had to Know’

BUTNER, N.C. — Bernard L. Madoff said he never thought the collapse of his Ponzi scheme would cause the sort of destruction that has befallen his family. In his first interview for publication since his arrest in December 2008, Mr. Madoff — looking noticeably thinner and rumpled in khaki prison garb — maintained that family … Read more

When Lean Cuisine Was New

KING’S RANSOM Paducah, Kansas Fine dining at its best.   Fried-Butter Appetizer Butter, cream, fat, lard, shortening, palm oil, drawn-butter dip.   Greaseballs Four greaseballs served flaming hot in your hands (grease, balls).   ♥ Cow Organs Charlton Heston Steaming entrails and freshly slaughtered virgin cow brains, marinated in lard. Find the bullet and eat … Read more

The Mets Lead MLB in Hit by Pitches. Here’s One Reason Why.

With Mets batters being hit by pitches at a high rate this season, the team is running out of patience and looking for answers. At least one Mets player thinks there is a culprit: the baseballs Major League Baseball is using this season. The reason for the Mets’ frustration is clear: First baseman Pete Alonso … Read more

Observation of a linked-loop quantum state in a topological magnet

Buchanan, M. The unifying role of topology. Nat. Phys. 16, 818 (2020). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  Chaikin, P. M. & Lubensky, T. C. Principles of Condensed Matter Physics Ch. 9 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995). Haldane, F. D. M. Nobel lecture: Topological quantum matter. Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 040502 (2017). ADS  MathSciNet  Article  Google Scholar  Wen, … Read more