Kelsey McLeod

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All Hollowed Out

The lonely poverty of America’s white working class<p>For the last several months, social scientists have been debating the striking findings of a study by the economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton.* Between 1998 and 2013, Case and Deaton argue, white Americans across multiple age groups experienced …

Income Inequality

The Great Republican Revolt

The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?<p>The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren’t the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy …

Reality is just part of our evolution: The wild new theory that tests our understanding of the physical world

A University of California cognitive scientist believes we learned to see things as they are as a means of survival<p>Michael Shermer<p>November 5, 2015 5:45pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>One of the deepest problems in epistemology is how we know the nature of …

Consciousness

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

The Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner

Entanglement breakthrough could lead to unhackable Internet<p>Particles don’t obey the same rules as people. Poke a particle, and another one far away can instantly respond the touch -- without any messages passing through the space between, as if the two particles were one. “Entanglement” is what …

Experiment confirms that quantum mechanics scoffs at our local reality

The last loopholes for determinism squeezed out in latest work.<p>Our day-to-day reality is deterministic; things happen in specific locations and in a …

Quantum Physics

Age of the neutrino: Plans to decipher mysterious particle take shape

A graphical guide to four giant experiments spread across the world.<p>As researchers at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, dream …

The Fallen of World War II

The Shadow of a Black Hole - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

The invisible manifests itself through the visible: so say many of the great works of philosophy, poetry, and religion. It’s also true in physics: we …

Black Holes