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Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

18 Comics You Need To See If You're Dealing With Anxiety

Now this is self care.<p>Anxiety often clouds the brain with false stories such as, “you’re not good enough,” “that mistake will haunt you forever” and “your worst fear is coming true.”<p>The mental health condition, which affects an estimated 40 million American adults, is notorious for creating …

Atul Gawande's Speech, "The Mistrust of Science," is a Must Read

Gawande exhorts the young CalTech grads to support scientific thinking in a skeptical world.<p>On June 10th, the <i>New Yorker</i> Staff Writer, surgeon, and medical researcher Atul Gawande delivered a commencement address to the graduating class at the California Institute of Technology on the importance of …

What Science Has Taught Me About Raising Girls

I loved everything about the blow-up race car I had when I was a boy. The little toy was composed of six or seven parts—fenders, roof, hood—which …

Parenting

AI Visionary Eliezer Yudkowsky on the Singularity, Bayesian Brains and Closet Goblins

I’m perpetually astonished by smart people who believe things I find preposterous. For example, geneticist and National Institutes of Health Director …

Singularity

Resistive Monsters: Voter Anger and the Herd Instinct

<i>“The wolf is united for attack, the sheep is united for defense, but the bee is united for all the activities and feelings of its life”</i> – Wilfred …

Sailor dies during Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

<b>(CNN) —</b> A sailor on an around-the-world race died after a wave swept her into the Pacific Ocean, organizers said, becoming the second person to die in this running of the event -- and, indeed, the second crew member of the same boat, the IchorCoal.<p>Sarah Young, 40 was taking part in the Clipper …

League of Awkward Unicorns: a podcast that mixes mental health with laughter

Alice Bradley and Deanna Zandt discovered that they were both struggling with emotional wellbeing – just like millions of other Americans<p>They say that misery loves company, but based on the podcast The League of Awkward Unicorns, misery also loves a good a story, honest conversation and a whole lot …

Mental Health

Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

All in the mind: the trouble with mental health

Can you separate someone’s mental suffering from their habits and history?<p>Breakfast might not seem to be the time to discuss mental health, but a recent breakfast of the International Women’s Forum in London did just that. As the IWF women are often powerful people who run things there was much …

An open letter to the Harvard 19: Do Better

From Kamilah Willingham (the whole letter is here):The message you’re sending is clear: don’t bother reporting unless you have a written confession, …