From science

1. We Ran Out Of Cool, New Stuff After NASA’s high-quality run-in with Pluto last week, there are no more planets (dwarf or otherwise) that anyone really cares enough about to see. Unless Eris is guaranteed to have a Bay of LeBron James or Dumbledore Mountain, then what’s the point? But our disappoint doesn’t end…

READ: 1. Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner, January 2015) Almost impossibly over-hyped, this second collection from Bergman about woman from the fringes of history already feels like a classic. 2. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber and Faber, March 2015) Unarguably one of the most important authors of contemporary note, famed…

2014 was an unprecedented year of, well, unprecedented years. We can talk about the positives and negatives, how Ebola showed the world that another Black Plague might be possible, and I talked about ISIS and slave markets a couple months ago. There are many things that we can agree upon that make 2014 ‘special’, with…

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