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Jennifer Ouellette
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Science writer/Senior reporter, Ars Technica
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Black holes are actually giant fuzzballs of string, claims new research. http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/black-holes-are-actually-giant-fuzzballs-of-string-claims-new-research … For more see my 2015 Quanta article: https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-fuzzballs-solve-the-black-hole-firewall-paradox-20150623/ … Basically, firewalls are hot fuzzballs. :)
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Is Gravity Quantum? The ongoing search for the graviton—the proposed fundamental particle carrying gravitational force—is a crucial step in physicists’ long journey toward a theory of everything https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-gravity-quantum/
Is Gravity Quantum?
Is Gravity Quantum?
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Snap a piece of dry spaghetti and you will always end up with three or more pieces - but now mathematicians have figured out how to get a single clean break http://www.newscientist.com/article/2176723-we-have-finally-figured-out-how-to-snap-spaghetti-into-two-pieces/
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An unfolding controversy in condensed-matter physics provides an opportunity to illustrate the elements that distinguish the real process of science, even when it fails, from the false claims of pseudoscience. https://www.forbes.com/sites/chadorzel/2018/08/14/what-scientific-failure-teaches-us-about-how-to-detect-pseudoscience/
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Billions of Color Changing Particles Create Amorphous Waves in a New Art Film by Maxim Zhestkov. It "explores the laws of nature through the interactions of billions of spherical particles." https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/08/volumes-by-maxim-zhestkov/
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Clair de Lune: "Vast lunar landscapes set to the aching, shimmering piano of Claude Debussy's 1905 composition ‘Clair de Lune’ (French for ‘moonlight’) offer an enchanting melding of science and art through the interplay of light, texture and music." https://aeon.co/videos/soar-around-the-moon-carried-by-the-music-of-debussy-in-this-breathtaking-space-flight
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What Wish Would You Ask a Math Genie to Grant? “If a genie offered to give you a thorough understanding of one theorem, what theorem would you choose?” https://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/2018/08/06/what-wish-would-you-ask-a-math-genie-to-grant/
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Gallery: Beautiful Works of Art Are Generated by Austere Mathematical Rules. Images and sculptures inspired by mathematical principles show off the intense beauty of the discipline [sub req'd] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gallery-beautiful-works-of-art-are-generated-by-austere-mathematical-rules/
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A Two-Week Edible-Insect Feast: "If we’re willing to sink our teeth into lab-grown meat and plant-based burgers that magically bleed, maybe old-­fashioned bugs aren’t such a stretch." https://www.wired.com/story/my-two-week-edible-insect-feast/
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The Surprising Pattern Behind the Names of Colors Around the World. "English has eleven "basic color categories," the video's narrator says, while Russian, for example, has twelve. But some languages, like Wobé of Côte d'Ivoire, have as few as three." http://www.openculture.com/2018/08/surprising-pattern-behind-names-colors-around-world.html
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