Climate Change is Costly; Serious Climate Policy is a Bargain

Climate Change is Costly; Serious Climate Policy is a Bargain Brian Deese, Jason Furman White House Blog, January 12, 2017     As the climate changes, global economic output will fall, but most of those economic damages can be avoided with smart policy. As the President wrote this week in the journal Science, the last…

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Searching for the Origins of the Universe in Chile’s Desert

Chile may not jump right to mind as a technology hub. But it turns out that Chile is home to some of the world’s largest and most extraordinary technology projects, stretching from Santiago to the Atacama Desert. Hello World’s host Ashlee Vance traveled to Chile for two weeks to explore the country’s tech scene. SHOW…

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Bad Astronomer Phil Plait: Speaking to Believers

At TAM 8, July 8-11, 2010, Bad Astronomer Phil Plait gave a thoughtful talk called “Don’t Be A Dick.” There was a lot of positive reaction to the talk, but also some criticism. Phil Plait – Don’t Be A Dick Phil Plait – Don't Be A Dick from JREF on Vimeo.

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Theories of Everything, Mapped

A very cool deep dive into the competing theories of cosmology, including the interrelationships between some of the abstract parts of theoretical physics such as string theory, dark matter, anti-matter, space-time, black holes and the big bang. Its a wonky dive into the more esoteric theories of modern physics:   click for quanta, then select “start” Source: Quanta…

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