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Modern Physics and Cosmology

Here is a collection of 10 books on modern physics and cosmology where I took care not to repeat any author – i.e., 10 books by 10 different authors: Not Even Wrong by Peter Woit Now: The Physics of Time … Continue reading

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What if the universe is simpler than physicists think?

I think theoretical physicists have an overactive imagination. Maybe the universe is not so bizarre as they would like it to be.

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‘Eternal Sunshine’ drug selectively erases memories

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn15025-eternal-sunshine-drug-selectively-erases-memories.html http://www.cell.com/neuron/retrieve/pii/S089662730800768X For those haunted by thoughts of an old flame or a tragic accident, the chance to selectively erase memories might be tempting. Now scientists have moved a step closer to that possibility by wiping away a month-old memory … Continue reading

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Experimental Evidence of Quantum Randomness Incomputability

http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.1521 In contrast with software-generated randomness (called pseudo-randomness), quantum randomness is provable incomputable, i.e. it is not exactly reproducible by any algorithm. We provide evidence of incomputability – an asymptotic property – of quantum randomness by performing finite tests of … Continue reading

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does us produce too many scientists

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=does-the-us-produce-too-m   Whatever model or models the nation chooses, many observers believe that the existing system of research by professors who constantly produce large numbers of scientists unlikely to achieve their career aspirations is near collapse. The real crisis in … Continue reading

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