Tag: history

BBC News – Cambridge University puts Isaac Newton papers online

One of the geniuses of all time.

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Prop Store – Butter Cup Valley

Behind the scenes photos of Return of the Jedi, what more do you need to know?

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Spaceflight Now – Discovery heads into retirement

Incredibly cool photographs and just a little bit sad.

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Kickstarter – Standing Up To The Experts by Orlando Wood

They’ve already reached their goal and then some but this looks like an awesome project.

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Cosmic Variance – Scientists Aren’t Always Complete Idiots

Something that I notice that non-scientists seem to make as an assumption about scientists is that it’s this static idea, ideas are rarely challenged and the big shots are always right and never assumed to be wrong.

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The New Yorker – The battle over the Constitution

Covers the history of the ratification, the document itself and how it’s been used to argue all sides in a debate including gun control.

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The New Yorker – Sorting out the Senate

In Congress it isn’t majority rule, it’s super-majority rule.

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FiveThirtyEight – The Most Overrated Concept in Elections Analysis: Momentum

FiveThirtyEight takes on the concept that because polls move in one direction in the past, they continue to move in that same direction.

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This Is What I Think – Traditional Marriage Perverts the Tradition of Marriage

Traditional marriages, not so traditional.

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The New Yorker – Filibusters and arcane obstructions in the Senate

The New Yorker with a long and detailed essay on how the Senate became a broken organization.

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