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Wikipedia - Hoodoo (folk magic)
"African American Hoodoo (also known as "conjure", "rootworking", "root doctoring", or "working the root")."
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10 days ago by cosmic
Blank On The Map: Does the multiverse explain the cosmological constant?
Nice summary of Weinberg's 1987 paper "predicting" the cosmological constant and the problems therewith, including the fact that more modern observations of when the earliest galaxies form make the original paper's prediction agree even less with the observed value of Lambda.
cosmology  science  multiverse 
26 days ago by PeterErwin
Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes
Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general relativity and changes the way we think about space-time.
physics  cosmology 
8 weeks ago by basus
Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes | Quanta Magazine
Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general relativity
math  cosmology  science  physics 
8 weeks ago by cito
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein - Fields of Cosmological Dreams - YouTube
"The discovery of the Higgs boson reinforces the possibility that similar, scalar particles may exist in nature and could drive cosmological inflation. This talk describes scientific research in theoretical cosmology through the lens of the experience of a Black, Jewish, queer and femme physicist."
higgsboson  chandaprescod-weinstein  physics  2017  cosmology  race  gender  science  academia 
8 weeks ago by robertogreco
Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » Your yearly dose of is-the-universe-a-simulation
Sabine goes further, and says that the simulation hypothesis is almost ruled out.
simulation  singularity  cosmology 
8 weeks ago by soobrosa

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