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Dillinger Escape Plan Still Calculating Infinity

NEW JERSEY — Fifteen years after they started the mathematical experiment, mathcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan are still calculating infinity.

Trapped in an underground laboratory housing super-calculators the size of four Marshall amplifiers, chief number-cruncher Ben Weinman said, “We’re making good progress. 380 more words

General Weirdness


Brian S. Wesbury - Chief Economist

Bob Stein, CFA - Dep. Chief Ecnomist

Strider Elass - Economist


The economic world lost a leading thinker this weekend with the passing away of Gary Becker, who, since the death of Milton Friedman in 2006, was the most influential, and important, living economist. 619 more words

Economic Outlooks

Henry W. Kendall Photographic Retrospective to Open in Sharon

Sharon – A retrospective sample of nearly 50 years of photography by distinguished nuclear physicist and environmental activist Henry W. Kendall (1926-1999) will be on display at the Lakeside Gallery in his home town of Sharon, Mass. 425 more words

Local News

Nuclear Weapons and the Nobel Peace Prize.

The 20th century saw revolutionary breakthroughs in many fields of science and technology. Besides the many discoveries and inventions in the fields of electronics and telecommunications, few of the leaps forward had more direct impact on people’s lives and society at large than the advances in nuclear science. 758 more words

Science Policy

Nadine Gordimer - Writing Quote Wednesday

Click HERE for an excellent article about Nadine Gordimer’s life by Helen T. Vorongos of the New York Times. The Nobel Prize winner’s novels were banned, but made a huge impact as she explored “the hot, crowded cinder-block neighborhoods and tiny shebeens of the black townships to the poolside barbecues, hunting parties and sundowner cocktails of the white society.” 80 more words


“Everyone ends up moving alone
towards the self”

Nadine Gordimer.
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Nadine Gordimer: City Lovers and other stories

Tessa Hadley reads “City Lovers,” a story by the South African writer and 1991 Nobel Prize, winner Nadine Gordimer. The story, which was published in The New Yorker in 1975, focusses on a love affair between a white man and a “colored” woman in Apartheid South Africa. 598 more words