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Fascinating talks on early life from Matthew Cobb and Nick Lane at the Royal Institution in London.
https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/the-secrets-of-life-two-videos/
by Matthew Cobb In June, the Royal Institution in London hosted two talks about the origins of life, one by myself, the other by Nick Lane of UCL. The talks were partly a way of publicising our boo...
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I thought I recognised Matthew, he was my daughters tutor....
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Happy birthday to Vera Rubin! I hope that Nobel Prize is coming soon. http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/07/23/vera-rubin-berkeley-commencement-address/
"Science is competitive, aggressive, demanding. It is also imaginative, inspiring, uplifting." When pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin, bor
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Happy Birthday Madame! Universe certainly rewards you if Noble committe does not! Nature has its style to recognize. I am happy still you are with us.
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In this highlight reel from the 2014 World Science Festival program “Science and Story: The Write Angle,” authors Steven Pinker, Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, Jo Marchant and Sean Carroll chat about computer-generated poems, our meat-based biases, and the challenges and joys of translating science into accessible narratives. Check out... [read more]
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RIP Doctorow, thanks to "and more." (That's you Sean Carroll)
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Pluto is just a baby step in humankind's exploration of the planets and stars.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pluto-is-just-a-baby-step-for-humankind-1437153832?mod=rss_Technology
What does the New Horizons mission tell us about human nature and the next frontier of space exploration?
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+ayesha nelofer Sorry, V'ger got there first. :) :) :)
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My changing arxiv.org habits. I used to read astro-ph, hep-ph, hep-th, gr-qc. Dropped hep-ph a couple of years ago. Reduced astro-ph to astro-ph.co when that became an option, and now I’ve dropped even that. Picked up quant-ph and cond-mat.stat-mech. Times change.

I love all physics, but these days I'm more interested in general patterns than specific models.
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Thanks for that matter sir
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Dang it, Alice, did you drop a qubit into a black hole again? Here’s how to get it back.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.03592
Abstract: We demonstrate an algorithm for the retrieval of a qubit, encoded in spin angular momentum, that has been dropped into a no-firewall unitary black hole. Retrieval is achieved analogously to quantum teleportation by collecting Hawking radiation and performing measurements on the black ...
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Sounds good: )
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If you've dropped one bit of quantum information into a black hole, we can help you retrieve it.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/07/24/guest-post-aidan-chatwin-davies-on-recovering-one-qubit-from-a-black-hole/
The question of how information escapes from evaporating black holes has puzzled physicists for almost forty years now, and while we've learned a lot we still don't seem close to an answer. Increas...
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Instead of using words, it would be more useful to propose the results of calculations. Such calculations, when they can be done, have been done, e.g. here: http://inspirehep.net/record/1239688 and the notions of information and communication have been extended to qubits-in flat spacetime and, under certain conditions, in curved spacetime, e.g. here: http://inspirehep.net/record/1355240  It's not known, in principle, even, how to do the calculation, in general, in curved spacetime-especially when trying to take into account the backreaction, that could be described by Hawking radiation under certain approximations.   So there's no point in evoking any press release that mentions the adjective ``quantum'', without paying attention to its content. The difference between physics and metaphysics is that content matters in the former and not in the latter, where grammar and syntax matter. 
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Tonight! 7pm Pacific: talking Einstein & relativity at KPCC in Pasadena. Livestream here: http://www.scpr.org/events/2015/07/22/1735/e--mc2/
Relativity.  It's nearly as famous as the physicist who rocked the world when he revealed it, first with the special theory in 1905, and then with his General Theory of Relativity published November 25, 1915.
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+Nick James Yes he is standing well for a long time. I began reading his theories when I was only 10 yrs old. Changed my whole life from that point on and still remain enthusiastic studying his work. 
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+Steven Coutee everyone is different. It just a matter of a small amount of DNA.
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Reflections on one of the great theoretical physicists of the 20th century: Yoichiro Nambu, who died at age 94.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/07/17/yoichiro-nambu/
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He has arisen. It is all left up to science and catch up from hear on end.
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A rigorous training in moral philosophy makes you … not any better at practical moral reasoning.
http://cushmanlab.fas.harvard.edu/docs/schwitzgebel_cushman_inpress.pdf
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There's even more to it. When a person puts another person in danger to take five people out of danger, they enter the narrative, so to speak, and become a moral actor. Of course, one can argue that NOT taking the action is also a moral choice. However, when faced with such a puzzle (in a thought experiment environment), one might try to deconstruct the puzzle and ask oneself what the exercise is "setting me up for."  So, I think reading the article might be worthwhile, but I am not surprised that phillosophy experts make what they call the "wrong" choice. 
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Explosive percolation in networks: useful for power grids & epidemiology, but not for making your video go viral.https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150714-explosive-percolation-networks/
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Physicist at Caltech. Master of time and space.
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I think about things that are smaller than atoms and/or bigger than galaxies.  Everything in between scares me.

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    Astronomy (PhD), 1988 - 1993
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