Snippets

Contributed by David Kaplan

Our esteemed member, Freeman Dyson, has a new book, “Dreams of Earth and Sky“. The physicist, mathematician and author says the best books he knows about mathematics and physics are nearly a hundred years old.

The Large Hadron Collider restarts after a two-year rebuild, with scientists hoping it will give answers to fundamental questions about the universe. BBC

NASA names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai. BBC

A huge effort to make a map of dark matter, the invisible stuff holding galaxies in place across the cosmos, releases its first batch of results. BBC

Dark matter becomes less ‘ghostly’. Scientists have uncovered a vital new insight into the nature of dark matter. BBC

Messenger crashes into Mercury, the story from the BBC and an interactive summary of the mission from the NYTimes.

 

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