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We Asked Celeb Physicist Brian Cox About Flat Earth Conspiracies, the Multiverse, and Ghosts

There’s a growing, bewildering movement of folks who reject the most basic learnings of science in favour of conspiracy theories and hocus pocus – as a science journalist, I regularly get emails from people who firmly believe the Earth is flat, as shocking as that may seem. I recently chatted with Brian Cox, host of BBC science show and podcast The Infinite Monkey Cage and a physics professor at University of Manchester, about the emergence of these alarming ideas and other trends in science. I also asked him about some slightly silly things, like how we know that ghosts aren’t real. Read More >>

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Facebook Just Made a Shocking Admission, and We’re All Too Exhausted to Notice

Since the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal first broke last month, Facebook has tried out a number of PR strategies to address the growing outcry. At this point, the social media company is just going for broke, telling the public it should just assume that “most” of the 2.2 billion Facebook users have probably had their public data scraped by “malicious actors.” That’s huge news. But it doesn’t feel huge—if you managed to pick up that detail at all. Read More >>

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Sony’s Phil Molyneux on How to Weird Your Way Back to Greatness

Sony is a consumer electronics beast with a lot of clout, but not necessarily a great product roster to back up its legendary status. Today, it's hardly the company that put a Walkman in every backpack and a colour TV in every living room. Read More >>