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Has physics cried wolf too often, or do false alarms help build understanding?

Mistakes are embarrassing, and getting over-excited about a statistical anomaly is silly. But these things happen, and the answer to building public confidence in science is not to pretend that they don’t Last week I wrote about a possible signal … Continue reading

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Feynman: his birthday, his diagrams and his lectures

Yesterday was the 95th anniversary of the birth of Richard Feynman, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. An excuse for an unusual party At the Guardian. See also Chapter 8.3 of Smashing Physics.

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