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Mike Brooks On How He Created a Well-Worn Universe for His Novel Dark Run

There’s a category of science fiction that we really like: the well-worn space opera. Spaceships, crews, mysterious cargos, smuggling runs across the …

Why Trust A Theory? Physicists And Philosophers Debate The Scientific Method

This week, a group of about 100 physicists and philosophers have gathered in Munich to reassess a question at the heart of science: “Why trust a theory?” In an opinion piece by George Ellis and Joe Silk, published in Nature earlier this year, the two physicists expressed worry about current …

Physics

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

Science Fiction

The Art of Dying

Are suicidal people the antidote to suicide bombers? Ostensibly the ISIS folks are trying to create unhappiness by killing as many infidels as possible and then shutting down human life. But what if they were encouraged? What if there victims said they wanted to die? Wouldn't that take the power …

Terrorism

Marvel announces cast for Benedict Cumberbatch-led superhero movie ‘Doctor Strange’

Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor join Cumberbatch in the 2016 blockbuster<p>Marvel has officially announced the cast for <i>Doctor Strange</i> …

This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature

I freely admit it—like a great many people these days, I have a social media addiction. My drug of choice, Twitter, can seem like a particularly …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

The for-profit college industry just got dealt a blow

That ruling was a blow to the for-profit college system and will force programs to show that the loan payments of the average graduate won't be more than 20% of their discretionary income or 8% of total earnings.<p>The ED sees the ruling as a major win for upholding its regulatory enforcement powers. …

Higher Education

Get to Know the Horror House that Has Kolkata Enthralled

For any numbers of reasons, India has no shortage of tragedy. To name just three — economic disparity drives crime, insufficient education breeds various abuses and corruption in the police force leads to lax enforcement. Just read any major Indian newspaper on a random weekday, and you’ll come …

College & University

25 Harry Potter Quotes Taken Out Of Context

Harry Potter

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

Consciousness — the internal dialogue that seems to govern one’s thoughts and actions — is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a …

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Converging On The Structure of Physics

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m in Waterloo, Ontario for a couple of days, attending the Convergence conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The idea of the event is to bring together folks from a wide range of fields to talk about the current state of physics and the prospects …

Quantum Mechanics

Pixar's 'Inside Out' is a surprisingly accurate look at human psychology — here's what it gets right and wrong

The movie has so far earned rave reviews, particularly for its imaginative portrayal of five emotions — Fear, Disgust, Anger, Sadness, and Joy — as they jockey for the limelight inside the head of Riley, the main character.<p>Even as a children's movie, the film employs pretty sophisticated …

Psychology

Top 10 life lessons from books of the past

Worried about how to leave parties, need to get rid of bedbugs or simply want to know the best chat-up lines? A book historian comes to the rescue with some pearls from the library of wisdom<p>Bedbugs. Awkward conversations. Embarrassment on the dance floor. No matter what problem you’re facing, the …

Books

Lessons from 7 famous authors who hated their job

Today started like every other day. With a blank page.<p>Articles need to be written. To-do lists need to be completed. But still that pesky little cursor stays in the same spot taunting me with his methodical disappearing and re-appearing act.<p>I hate the blank page. And I’m not the only one.<p>Despite …

Even Albert Einstein needed more than curiosity to become a great physicist

While I agree with Maulfry Worthington (Letters, 19 June) that our schools should encourage more curiosity, it is unfortunate that she repeats the near-calumny that Einstein was a “patent clerk” who would “become” a great physicist. In fact Einstein worked as a technical examiner at the</i> …

Physics

Who writes novels (cartoon)

Tom Gauld’s new cartoon about who, besides the writers, writes novels. Commissioned for The New Yorker, brilliant as always.<i>Via You’re All Just</i> …

Books

Goodreads Picks the Hottest Books of the 2015 Summer

Just in time for the official start to summer, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles filling beach …

“Inside Out” Movie – The Buddhism of Modern Day Neuroscience

Watched “Inside Out” with my 3 year old daughter. She might be too young for it. But, come to think of it, we – as a civilization – might be too …

The Ecliptic review – Benjamin Wood’s layered examination of the creative urge

The lives of a one-time lauded artist and a troubled teenager collide in the novelist’s rich second book<p>Benjamin Wood’s second novel is a rich, intricate and layered work. It begins as an account of life at Portmantle, an artists’ refuge located off the coast of Istanbul, where painters, …

Books

Learn the Science of Cooking with a Free Online Course from Harvard

Cooking a meal in your kitchen is the same as conducting a science experiment in your lab. This free online course from Harvard University will teach …

Online Education

A computer just solved a 120-year-old mystery - without the help of humans

A 120-year old mystery involving the regeneration of flatworm cells has been solved by a computer that was programmed to develop scientific theories …

Artificial Intelligence

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Children reading nonfiction.

Here's a NYT article — "English Class in Common Core Era: ‘Tom Sawyer’ and Court Opinions" — about the struggles of English teachers — who'd …

Common Core

Whether or not you watched the show 'Entourage' — you will absolutely love the movie

I'm not going to beat around the bush here, I was a huge fan of the show "Entourage" and I knew with little doubt in my mind the movie would be awesome.<p>I was not wrong.<p>It makes sense, though, when you think about it. For all intents and purposes, the team that made the movie also made the show. …

Rob Gronkowski

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …