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Seth Fletcher

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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 the shadow of a black hole (Ecco)

Spacetime Opera: Janna Levin on LIGO and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves

blogs.scientificamerican.com — Five years ago, Janna Levin decided to write a book about black holes, gravitational waves, and the sounds of the universe. Somewhere along the way she shelved that book and wrote a different one-the fascinating, dishy inside story of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, now well known by its acronym, LIGO.

From A.I. to Zika: AAAS Conference Highlights

scientificamerican.com — Scientific American editors Mark Fischetti, Dina Maron and Seth Fletcher talk about the info they picked up at the just concluded annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC. Subjects covered include gravitational waves, whether there's really a war on science, the growing concern over Zika virus, sea level rise and advances in artificial intelligence.

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.

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.

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?

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.
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Sep 23, 2016

RT @Ethan_Booker: Whenever I'm feeling down I remember the bootleg Italian zoo that tried to pass off a dog painted like a panda. https://t.co/3F0AhsT1Vw

Sep 22, 2016

RT @marisfessenden: Major kudos to @cgseife and @sciam for this piece on how the FDA manipulates media (and journos play along): https://t.co/ZRhpr0WQ47

Sep 22, 2016

RT @mmoyr: All science journalists must—must!—read this @cgseife article about “closed-hold” embargoes and the FDA:… https://t.co/4SuhegLTOD

Sep 22, 2016

The only election forecast I'll trust is a combined forecast of combined forecasts of combined forecasts.


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