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To Avoid the Multiverse, Physicists Propose a Symmetry of Scales | Simons Foundation

A great article on how the lack of supersymmetry particles at CERN is forcing physicists to look at new ways of looking at the universe. Exciting new thoughts of how we all work.

Elizabeth Warren (Basically) Predicts the Great Recession Four Years Before It Happens

This is such an interesting interview. Elizabeth was out there fighting what was about to almost put us into the Great Depression of 2008. Of course people didn’t heed the issues.

I Gave Up Script And Now I Must Rethink It

I never much liked writing in cursive. Mostly I found it made reading, especially others cursive (but at times even my own) difficult. In college I was printing my notes more than writing. Fifteen years ago I bought a book on italic printing to change how I wrote. The only cursive left in my life was my signature. About six years ago I decided that was silly, and it’d be more fun to write the same way when asked to “Print” my name and then “Sign Here” it.

So now comes this article in support of cursive: What’s Lost As Handwriting Fades. One of the things it talks about is how in people with brain issues (injuries, strokes, etc) it’s sometimes the case that they can still do cursive but not print or vice versa. These things are stored differently, much like singing and cursing can survive even when speech can not. I can feel those differences when writing in my journal, verses typing things like this out. I feel more emotionally connected, or that it can change some deep thinking process more. It is this feeling I have that causes me to write by hand my most important letters to those I love.

This is a nice article in The Atlantic on the polarization of the country and the effects it’s having on our democracy, Politics Is More Broken Than Ever—Political Scientists Need to Admit It.

Boy Scout Project & Beekeeping

I ran across this article about beekeeping in Laramie WY, which given their short growing season and cold is remarkable in itself. But the best part is a Boy Scout’s Eagle project was to get the ordinance changed so that beekeeping was allowed in the city. As a former Eagle scout, with two sons who are Eagles, and as a former Scoutmaster, this is the most amazing Eagle scout project I’ve ever heard of. Bravo!

How I Wish Journalist Would Present Science

I love John Oliver and his fair and balanced coverage. Here he does science like I wish all journalists would do it, more or less:

The Supremes Pick By Political Cognition

How judicial appointments can affect the perceptions of cases was shown in this article:

For Justices, Free Speech Often Means ‘Speech I Agree With

In short it does matter what justices are chosen for the Supreme Court.

Super Model (of The Universe)

Very well done computer simulation of the evolution of a part of the universe:

Out of This World! Virtual Universe Looks Like the Real Thing

Obamacare Evaluated By The Insurance Industry

Interesting data point on Obamacare by the insurance industry:

NYT’s article “Called by Republicans, Health Insurers Deliver Unexpected Testimony“.

Machines Close To Reading Our Dreams

I ran across this article, “Scan a brain, read a mind?” It’s very thought provoking, essentially suggesting machines are beginning to “read” our minds.