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Costica Bradatan in the Los Angeles Review of Books: For some, he was one of the most subversive thinkers of his time — a 20th-century Nietzsche, only darker and with a better sense of humor. Many, especially in his youth,... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at 3quarksdaily
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Amanda Gefter in Nautilus: When they met, Einstein wasn’t Einstein yet. He was just Albert Einstein, a kid, about 17, with a dark cloud of teenage angst and a violin. Michele Besso was older, 23, but a kindred spirit. Growing... Continue reading
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Julie Beck in The Atlantic: Language is the hallmark of humanity—it allows us to form deep relationships and complex societies. But we also use it when we’re all alone; it shapes even our silent relationships with ourselves. In his book,... Continue reading
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Thomas Pakenham in the New York Review of Books: In 1664 John Evelyn, diarist, country gentleman, and commissioner at the court of Charles II, produced his monumental book on trees: Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest Trees. It was a... Continue reading
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Stephen Hawking in The Guardian: As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town, the scientific... Continue reading
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Ed Yong in The Atlantic: Imagine a calendar. Chances are you just thought about a rectangular grid, with time progressing from the top-left to the bottom-right. But around one percent of you may have pictured something different—a V, for example,... Continue reading
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Shikha Dalmia & George J. Borjas in Reason: Even as the mighty Statue of Liberty beckons the world's "poor and huddled masses" to America's shores, Americans themselves have been ambivalent, to put it mildly, about how many newcomers ought to... Continue reading
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From Open Culture: October 17, 1946 D’Arline, I adore you, sweetheart. I know how much you like to hear that — but I don’t only write it because you like it — I write it because it makes me warm... Continue reading
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Amia Srinivasan in The Nation: The 2016 presidential election was, it seems, decided by angry white men in the Rust Belt: angry that their fellow Americans increasingly do not look or sound like them; angry that black lives matter and... Continue reading
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From the New York Times: Tell us about some of your favorite writers. You see, I don’t have a bookshelf with my eternal beloved ones on it. They come and go. A few of them come more often than the... Continue reading
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John Horgan in Scientific American: Noam Chomsky’s political views attract so much attention that it’s easy to forget he’s a scientist, one of the most influential who ever lived. Beginning in the 1950s, Chomsky contended that all humans possess an... Continue reading
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Yanis Varoufakis in Project Syndicate: If Donald Trump understands anything, it is the value of bankruptcy and financial recycling. He knows all about success via strategic defaults, followed by massive debt write-offs and the creation of assets from liabilities. But... Continue reading
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Mark Peters in the Boston Globe: Slang is probably as old as human language, though the first slang dictionaries only started popping up in the 16th century. But nothing has been a boon for slang lexicography like the digital age,... Continue reading
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Ed Yong in The Atlantic: In 2009, Danny Cahill won the eighth season of The Biggest Loser, a reality TV show in which contestants compete to lose the most weight. Over the program’s seven months, Cahill’s weight dropped from 430... Continue reading
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Amanda Taub in the New York Times: Yascha Mounk is used to being the most pessimistic person in the room. Mr. Mounk, a lecturer in government at Harvard, has spent the past few years challenging one of the bedrock assumptions... Continue reading
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by Yohan J. John Ever since Donald Trump's shocking victory in the recent US Presidential Elections, I have gotten a kick out of reminding people of the following: next year we will mark 50 years since the Summer of Love.... Continue reading
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Darwin's Surf .... —ode to cells Before metaphorical allusions we are warm and wet. Seas surge within us. In little cytoplasmic bays, tiny ships of golgi moor near lysosome cays enclosed by permeable breakwater membranes that all rise and fall... Continue reading
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by Syed Tasnim Raza Denton Arthur Cooley, founder and president and at the time of his death president-emeritus of the Texas Heart Institute (THI), died on Friday November 18, 2016. He had celebrated his 96th birthday only three months earlier.... Continue reading
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Carrie Mae Weems. From the Series "Not Manet's Type", 1997. More here, here, and here. Continue reading
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by Katrin Trüstedt Much has been written by now in attempt to explain the outcome of the recent US presidential election. Some recent interventions pitted the Democrats' "identity politics" against economic issues and have charged the Left with neglecting hard... Continue reading
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