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Senior Technology Editor — Scientific American

Senior editor, Scientific American. Author, Bottled Lightning. Next book: on the Event Horizon Telescope & the quest to see to the edge of a black hole (Ecco)

Why You Should Be Excited about This Week's Big LIGO Announcement

blogs.scientificamerican.com — They've called not one press conference but three of them, at least. Simultaneous events are now scheduled for Thursday in Washington, D.C., London, and Paris, and it seems like more are being announced every hour.
Feb 09, 2016

Will we soon see the birth of a new kind of astronomy? goo.gl/4bLe81

Feb 09, 2016

Confidence #LIGO news will be big has reached 5-simulcast-press-conferences level. Why that's exciting: bit.ly/1o0VySo @SciAm

Feb 10, 2016

Why You Should Be Excited about This Week's Big LIGO Announcement It could mark the birth of a new kind of astronomy blogs.scientificamerican.com/dark-star-diar…

Stephen Hawking's New Black-Hole Paper, Translated: An Interview with Co-Author Andrew Strominger

blogs.scientificamerican.com — In the mid 1970s, Stephen Hawking made a string of unnerving discoveries about black holes-that they could evaporate, even explode, and destroy all information about what had fallen in. Physicists spent the next 40 years sorting through the wreckage.
Jan 08, 2016

Stephen Hawking's New Black-Hole Paper, Translated: An Interview with Co-Author Andrew Strominger. blogs.scientificamerican.com/dark-star-diar…

Jan 08, 2016

Andrew Strominger, patient mensch, walked me through his (and Hawking's & Perry's) new black-hole paper @sciam blogs.scientificamerican.com/dark-star-diar…

Jan 08, 2016

RT @seth_fletcher: Andrew Strominger, patient mensch, walked me through his (and Hawking's & Perry's) new black-hole paper @sciam https://…

Jan 08, 2016

RT @sciam: Stephen Hawking's new black-hole paper, translated: An interview with co-author Andrew Strominger bit.ly/22QbQ00 By @seth_fletcher

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Confirmed: Black Holes are Magnetism-Powered Eating Machines

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The long list of unanswered questions about black holes contains one particularly surprising item: How do they eat? Unlike many of the riddles that black holes pose, this one seems so simple: What do you mean we don't know how things fall into a black hole?
Dec 04, 2015

"Through this process, the accretion disk becomes a vortex of doomed matter bound to drain from our universe." blogs.scientificamerican.com/dark-star-diar…

Dec 04, 2015

How black holes eat stuff. (This turns out to be way less straightforward than it seems.) blogs.scientificamerican.com/dark-star-diar…

Dec 04, 2015

Astronomers glimpse magnetic fields coiled around Milky Way's supermassive black hole. @seth_fletcher has the story: blogs.scientificamerican.com/dark-star-diar…

Dec 04, 2015

RT @bradplumer: How black holes eat stuff. (This turns out to be way less straightforward than it seems.) blogs.scientificamerican.com/dark-star-diar…

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Confirmed: Black Holes are Magnet-Powered Eating Machines

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The long list of unanswered questions about black holes contains one particularly surprising item: How do they eat? Unlike many of the riddles that black holes pose, this one seems so simple: What do you mean we don't know how things fall into a black hole?

Injectable Probes Could Transform Brain Monitoring

scientificamerican.com — Conductive polymer mesh could be a boon to brain research To solve the mysteries of the brain, scientists need to delicately, precisely monitor neurons in living subjects. Brain probes, however, have generally been brute-force instruments. A team at Harvard University led by chemist Charles Lieber hopes that silky soft polymer mesh implants will change this situation.

Why Colliding Galaxies Never Go out of Style

blogs.scientificamerican.com — Last month when scientists announced new evidence that in a distant galaxy, two giant black holes are spiraling toward each other, destined for a cataclysmic merger, they got a lot of attention. More than one non-journalist, non-scientist friend excitedly mentioned the news to me.

Bottled Lightning

us.macmillan.com — Fletcher makes a good case that the electric-car trend may soon be able to shed its dubious reputation as a public-private hybrid and roll under its own power. - Ronald Bailey, The Wall Street Journal There's never a dull page as Mr. Fletcher slaloms through the science, the business deals and the political pitfalls.

Climate Chatter Dominates Island of Nobels

scientificamerican.com — When a scientist wins a Nobel Prize, the King of Sweden hands that person a golden megaphone. It's not the loudest instrument of its kind, but it has a bright, luxuriant finish, and it is guaranteed to work for the lifetime of its owner.

Hot Times on the Island of Nobels

scientificamerican.com — When a scientist wins a Nobel Prize, the King of Sweden hands that person a golden megaphone. It's not the loudest instrument of its kind, but it has a bright, luxuriant finish, and it is guaranteed to work for the lifetime of its owner.

Hot Times on the Island of Nobels

scientificamerican.com — When a scientist wins a Nobel Prize, the King of Sweden hands that person a golden megaphone. It's not the loudest instrument of its kind, but it has a bright, luxuriant finish, and it is guaranteed to work for the lifetime of its owner.
Jul 13, 2015

Good read on odd weather and climate claims at Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting earlier this month scientificamerican.com/article/hot-ti… by @seth_fletcher

Jul 13, 2015

RT @robinlloyd99: Good read on odd weather and climate claims at Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting earlier this month scientificamerican.com/article/hot-ti… by @seth_fletcher

Jul 13, 2015

RT @robinlloyd99: Good read on odd weather and climate claims at Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting earlier this month scientificamerican.com/article/hot-ti… by @seth_fletcher

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Feb 10, 2016

@dcastelvecchi @sciam for purposes of smartass tweet I was counting DC, London, Paris, Columbia, Princeton.

Feb 10, 2016

Actual line from the intro to an academic book I just opened: "some might wonder why some of the parts are so brutally long." #promising

Feb 09, 2016

Part of me deviously hoping #LIGO activated this publicity machine to announce, say, a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate physics majors

Feb 09, 2016

Confidence #LIGO news will be big has reached 5-simulcast-press-conferences level. Why that's exciting: bit.ly/1o0VySo @SciAm


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