A review of God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science by James Hannam (and more). A review of Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think by Elaine Howard Ecklund. From Big Questions, Susan Jacoby on the myth of separate magisteria: Can and should science and religion avoid each other’s turf?; and Michael Shermer on the biggest Big Question of all: Why is there something rather than nothing? Is the search for a theory of everything fundamentally misguided?: A review of A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe by Marcelo Gleiser. Tim Maudlin on how philosophy can inform physics. An interview with David Goldberg on books on cosmology. An interview with Pedro Ferreira on the universe. A review of The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions by Shing-Tung Yau and Steve Nadis. The me-sized universe: Some parts of the cosmos are right within our grasp. Sean Carroll on how the laws underlying the physics of everyday life are completely understood. A review of The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable? by Russell Stannard (and more). 50 ideas to change science forever: There are still plenty of big problems left, from the nature of consciousness to the fate of the cosmos — here's where to start looking for answers. Mark Henderson on Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. A look at lesser known laws of physics and mathematics. From Cracked, a look at 5 insane scientific charts you won't believe actually exist; and a look at 4 Nobel Prize winners who were clearly insane. From io9, mad scientists have haunted science fiction since Mary Shelley created Victor Frankenstein in the 1810s, but what kinds of research have fictional mad scientists done since?; and six scientists on the most accurate science fiction in their fields. Alexander David Perkins on news and the public (mis)understanding of science. David Rowan on how to save science journalism. This is a news website article about a scientific paper: is this an important scientific finding?

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