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Stories by John Matson

Sean Carroll Entangles Time and Entropy

A timely conversation with physicist Sean M. Carroll about how our one-way trip from the past to the future is entangled with entropy and the origin of the universe

November 2, 2014 — John Matson

Highlights from Neuroscience 2013

The massive annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience brought together tens of thousands of researchers exploring the workings of mind and brain

December 25, 2013 — John Matson
Why It Is Impossible to Pinpoint the 1,000th Exoplanet

Why It Is Impossible to Pinpoint the 1,000th Exoplanet

The list of known exoplanets is growing so long, so fast, that it is becoming difficult to properly appreciate the new discoveries. For those of us who grew up when our solar system accounted for the only nine worlds known in the entire universe, how are we to grasp the fact that astronomers now discover [...]..

October 3, 2013 — John Matson
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Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Solving the “Hard Problem”