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  • Quarks and quantum quirks

    Quarks and quantum quirks
    While reading a book on contemporary physics some time ago, I realized that attempting to comprehend it was like trying to floss the teeth of a flea. Underwater. While drunk. With broken fingers. And blindfolded. I managed to finish the book, but the...

    BSO review: A mix of high spirits, high drama

    BSO review: A mix of high spirits, high drama
    The penultimate program of the Baltimore Symphony's season balances feel-good orchestral pieces by Osvaldo Golijov and Benjamin Britten against a piano concerto by Johannes Brahms packed with darkly emotional drama. It makes for an engrossing combination....

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science
    Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner,...

    Science and censorship

    Science and censorship
    Albert Einstein once said the reason he was able to accomplish so much was because he had "stood on the shoulders of giants" like Newton and Galileo. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist's remark was a reminder how much scientists depend on discoveries...