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50 Years Of Kuhn's Scientific Revolutions
2013-01-01 09:18:17

While 2012 was a hallmark year for science, one important event went largely unnoticed by most casual science observers: The 50th anniversary of one of the most influential and revolutionary science books that you’ve probably never heard of.

2012-12-17 11:16:47

Turns out the trope is true: You should trust your gut — as long as you’re an expert.

Are We Living In The Matrix?
2012-12-11 07:25:26

In 1999, the first in a series of movies came out suggesting that we are all parts of a computer simulation. The Matrix was the ultimate horror story of artificial intelligence gone wrong. But could it be true? Could we be living in a computer simulation? And how would we ever know?


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.