Monthly Archives: November 2011

Getting Nothing for Something (and Vice Versa)

Energy isn’t conserved. It can be — and is — created and destroyed. Your high school physics teacher lied to you. Or, more likely, your high school physics teacher was mistaken. And your college physics professor was probably mistaken too. … Continue reading


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Seriously. This is not a drill. This is the real thing. If you live in the US, your access to the Internet — the greatest medium for the free distribution of information that the world has ever known — will … Continue reading

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