Literature professor Simon John James and physicist Richard Bower discuss the many, wildly various meanings of "time travel." (Space.com) More
Neal Stephenson on magic, technology, and the lure of long books
To do so, they have to find an actual living witch and then build a pseudo-scientific time-travel facility where she can work, in an unmarked building in Cambridge, Mass. Eventually, Tristan and Mel start going on missions back to the past, trying to ...
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 4:06 pm | Google News
Princeton professor Tracy K. Smith named US Poet Laureate
Tracy K. Smith, the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities and a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, has been named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2017-18. ... “Her work travels the world and takes ...
Tracy K. Smith, New US Poet Laureate, Calls Poems Her 'Anchor'
Tracy K. Smith Is the New Poet Laureate
The Universe as Primal Scream by Tracy K. Smith | Poetry Foundation
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 8:02 am | Google News
The Conversation AU
In defence of serendipity: the Silicon Emperor is wearing no clothes
The Conversation AU
During their travels, Walpole wrote, they “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of”. Walpole's definition of serendipity spread through the world of literates and bibliophiles. Scientists were ...
Posted on 13 June 2017 | 3:20 pm | Google News
The Smartphone Psychiatrist
Around this time, Insel told me recently, he'd just finished a talk describing the wonderful things the NIMH was discovering about the brain when a man in the audience said, “You don't get it.” “You'll think that I ... Then he returned to Massachusetts ...
Posted on 13 June 2017 | 9:01 am | Google News
In conversation: Joanna Radin on the 'phenomenon' of biobanking
In conversation: Joanna Radin on the 'phenomenon' of biobanking ... Radin, who is assistant professor in the history of medicine at Yale where she also has appointments in anthropology, history, American studies and the Program in Ethnicity, Race, and ...
Posted on 7 June 2017 | 1:27 pm | Google News
My déjà vu is so extreme I can't tell what's real any more
During my most intense seizures, and for a week or so afterwards, this feeling of precognition becomes so pervasive that I routinely struggle to discern the difference between lived events and dreams, between memories, hallucinations and the products ...
Posted on 5 June 2017 | 6:25 pm | Google News
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