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Sabine Hossenfelder
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Fake news weren’t hard to predict – But what’s next?
In 2008, I wrote a blogpost which began with a dark vision – a presidential election led astray by fake news. I’m not much of a prophet, but it wasn’t hard to predict. Journalism, for too long, attempted the impossible: Make people pay for news they don’t w...

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Black Hole Information - Still Lost
[Illustration of black hole. Image: NASA] According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. B...

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Away Note
I'm traveling next week and will be offline for some days. Blogging may be insubstantial, if existent, and comments may be stuck in the queue longer than usual. But I'm sure you'll survive without me ;) And since you haven't seen the girls for a while, here...

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New Data from the Early Universe Does Not Rule Out Holography
[img src: entdeckungen.net ] It’s string theorists’ most celebrated insight: The world is a hologram. Like everything else string theorists have come up with, it’s an untested hypothesis. But now, it’s been put to test with a new analysis that compares a ho...

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Testing Quantum Foundations With Atomic Clocks
Funky clock at Aachen University. Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg has recently drawn attention by disliking quantum mechanics. Besides an article for The New York Review of Books and a public lecture to bemoan how unsatisfactory the current situation is, he ...
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