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Introduction
Better Than Sci-Fi
by W. Wayt Gibbs

 

Section 1: Amazing Astrophysics

1.1   The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time
        by Niayesh Afshordi, Robert B. Mann, and Razieh Pourhasan

1.2   The First Starlight
        by Michael D. Lemonick

1.3   Burning Rings of Fire
        by Joseph Polchinski

1.4   A Brief History of Time Travel
        by Tim Folger

1.5   Giant Bubbles­­ of the Milky Way
        by Douglas Finkbeiner, Meng Su and Dmitry Malyshew

 

Section 2: Extreme Machines

2.1   Neutrinos at the Ends of the Earth
        by Francis Halzen

2.2   Seeing in the Dark
        by Joshua Frieman

2.3   The Ultimate X-Ray Machine
        by Nora Berrah and Philip H. Bucksbaum

 

Section 3: Hidden Worlds

3.1   Mystery of the Hidden Cosmos
        by Bogdan A. Dobrescu and Don Lincoln

3.2   Does the Multiverse Really Exist?
        by George F. R. Ellis

3.3   Quantum Gravity in Flatland
        by Steven Carlip

3.4   What Is Real?
        by Meinard Kuhlman

3.5   Quantum Weirdness? It’s All in Your Mind
        by Hans Christian von Baeyer

 

Section 4: Life at the Limits

4.1   Living in a Quantum World
        by Vlatko Vedral

4.2   Limits of Intelligence
        by Douglas Fox