Dmitry Zhuravlev

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Quantum Suicide: How to Prove the Multiverse Exists, in the Most Violent Way Possible

Quantum mechanics says objective reality doesn't exist, that instead all we see are probabilities collapsing into one particular configuration... and …

The Books We Loved in 2015

This year, I took a hint from the Nobel committee and picked up Svetlana Alexievich’s oral histories of life in the Soviet Union. <b>“Voices from Chernobyl”</b> and <b>“Boys in Zinc”</b> were like nothing I’ve ever read, and they affected me in ways I find hard to describe. Alexievich’s interviews expanded my …

German man who refused to give Hitler Nazi salute

August Landmesser refused to do the "Sieg Heil" salute during a Nazi rally at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg on June 13, 1936.Wikipedia/Amanda Macias/Business Insider<p>Adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Hitler's infamous "sieg heil" (meaning "hail victory") salute was mandatory for all …

The Ethics of Killing Baby Hitler

A moral dilemma is better understood as a historical one.<p><i>The New York Times Magazine</i> conducted a poll that asked whether its readers could kill an infant Adolf Hitler. On Friday afternoon, the publication tweeted its results to the world.<p>My personal answer is no.<p>The basic moral question—could you …

Безусловный основной доход: Кто придумал раздавать деньги просто так, и зачем это нужно?

Перемены<p>Все мы привыкли к тому, что для комфортного существования нам нужна работа. Тем более если речь идет о создании или поддержании семьи. …

Is Jeb Bush Wrong to Admire James K. Polk?

Sure, he gave us Texas. But at what cost?<p>“One of the presidents that I really admire, and he’s not—I think people rank him pretty good, the historians who look at this—is James K. Polk,” noted Jeb Bush at a town hall event in Sioux City, Iowa, two weeks ago. “Ever read about him?”<p>Presumably, if …

Jeb Bush

Семь тестов на знание всего

Лекция лучшего в мире карманника: как отвлекать внимание

В июньском номере «Популярной механики» мы писали о рассеянии внимания и методах его концентрации. А Аполло Роббинс наглядно демонстрирует, как это …