A very important principle in modern physics, the notion that the laws of physics are the same everywhere in the universe is under review after a series of highly sensitive experiments have found a “preferred” axis in space. This most recent paper is a completely independent way to arrive at the same conclusion, and it will likely result in some very interesting scientific debates in the near future.
It looks like a Greek default and exit from the Euro is imminent. I believe that this is the true cause of the US market’s recent plunge. A Greek default could cause the kind of cascading liquidity problems that Lehman Brother’s caused. but it is becoming increasingly difficult for the EU and especially Germany to sustain them both politically and economically.