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  • Third Thoughts
    Steven Weinberg

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    A physicist muses on science, politics, space, and more

    In his book The Problems of Philosophy, mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell writes, “Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions … but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish… Read More
  • The Secret Life of Science: How it Really Works and Why It Matters
    Jeremy J. Baumberg


    Exposing the pressures faced by modern researchers, a nanoscientist calls for change

    Although there are many statistics lurking behind Jeremy Baumberg’s The Secret Life of Science, I suspect that one key figure prompted the entire project. Early on in this short and accessibly written book, Baumberg cites a 2013 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimate that there are roughly 8 million scientists in the… Read More