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Cuando Mi Guitarra Llora (Solea Por Bulerias)

The Demise of a Discovery: BICEP2 and Gravitational Waves

By Sarah Scoles | February 2, 2015 11:28 am<p>The sun sets on the BICEP2 telescope in Antarctica. <i>Credit Steffen Richter, Harvard University</i><p>Last week, …

The Exquisite Role of Dark Matter

A Conversation WithPriyamvada Natarajan[6.10.15]<i>It is definitely the golden age in cosmology because of this unique confluence of ideas and</i> …

Talking about the Higgs Boson - Sixty Symbols

Does Spacetime Emerge From Quantum Information?

Quantizing gravity is an important goal of contemporary physics, but after decades of effort it’s proven to be an extremely tough nut to crack. So …

Sean M Carroll on Origin of the Universe & the Arrow of Time

Book review: “Thinking, fast and slow” by Daniel Kahneman

<b>Thinking, Fast and Slow</b><br>By Daniel Kahneman<br>Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)<p>I am always on the lookout for ways to improve my scientific …

Book review: “Phantoms in the Brain” by Ramachandran and Blakeslee

<b>Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind</b><br>By V. S. Ramachandran, S. Blakeslee<br>William Morrow Paperbacks (1999)<p>Yes, I’ve read …

The simulation hypothesis and other things I don’t believe

Some years ago at SciFoo I sat through a session by Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute, who elaborated on the risk that we …

What’s the point of demarcation projects?

by Massimo Pigliucci<p>Readers of this blog know very well by now that, despite (or is it because of?) being both a scientist and a philosopher, I have …