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Manh(a)ttan Recap: Sacrificing the Few for the Many [SPOILERS]

Manh(a)ttan Recap: Sacrificing the Few for the Many [SPOILERS]

Rejoice, my fellow fans of Manh(a)ttan (a.k.a. “Fanhattans”), for this critically acclaimed fledgling series on WGN America has been renewed for a second season, just in time for the season finale (“Perestroika”).

October 20, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: October 18, 2014

Physics Week in Review: October 18, 2014

It was Ada Lovelace Day this past week, So Here’s The Life And Times Of Ada Lovelace, The First Computer Programmer.  Related: Beyond Emmy (Noether) and Sophie (Germain): Resources for Learning about Women in Math.  Also: Take the Guardian‘s quiz: how much do you know about women in science?

October 18, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Manh(a)ttan Recap: Thin Man Implodes [SPOILERS]

Manh(a)ttan Recap: Thin Man Implodes [SPOILERS]

Secrets have a way of coming out, one way or the other, despite one’s best efforts to contain them, and boy howdy, do they ever on the penultimate episode of Manh(a)ttan.

October 13, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Manh(a)ttan Recap: Casualties of War [SPOILERS]

Manh(a)ttan Recap: Casualties of War [SPOILERS]

Relationships are fraying right and left, with betrayal, after betrayal after betrayal, this week on Manh(a)ttan, as we kick off the first (“Tangier”) of the final three episodes of the season.

October 5, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: October 4, 2014

Physics Week in Review: October 4, 2014

While everyone’s biding their time for next week’s Nobel prize announcements — and in some cases, indulging in some speculative predictions — scientific progress marches on.

October 4, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: September 27, 2014

Physics Week in Review: September 27, 2014

The big physics news this week was the announcement of the long-awaited results from the Planck missions — and the news is not good for the BICEP2 collaboration: the Study Confirmed Criticism of BICEP2′s original Big Bang Finding.  They may have had space dust in their eyes.

September 27, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

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