“In a nondescript conference room tucked inside the library at the University of Delaware, a graduate student found a historian’s equivalent to a needle in a haystack. Amanda Daddona said she discovered a personal letter from Thomas Jefferson amid one of 200 boxes of legal documents, minutes from meetings and day-to-day correspondence of a prominent Delaware family. Jefferson’s letter is a tribute to Dickinson, whom he calls ‘among the first of the advocates for the rights of his country.'”
"I grew up in New Jersey in the 1970s and that experience gave me everything I needed to become a skeptic."
The paper does not prove the existence of dark matter, but it mostly eliminates a rival theory called Modified Newtonian Dynamics.
How to figure out the right amount of time for any project.
“If nothing matters, there’s nothing to save.” It’s the thesis of novelist and writer Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, Eating Animals (Little, Brown), and a maxim his grandmother once told […]