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On Tuesday, MIT physics professor Nikta Fakhri gave a guest lecture on nonequilibrium processes in living matter and how they assist in making life possible.

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Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

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Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

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Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

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This Thursday, we received an anonymous tip alerting us to an act of vandalism committed by GSAS student and Introduction to Experimental Physics lab TA Andrey Vlasov. This tip included a screenshot of an email sent by Vlasov to his lab class. In the email, Vlasov stated that he tore down a rainbow sticker reading, […]

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While we in America celebrate the signing of some yellowed document, physicists around the globe are engaging in a less nationalistic, but equally historic celebration: the elusive Higgs Boson, the “missing piece” in our current understanding of the subatomic world, has been confirmed to five standard deviations of significance. This discovery was made using the […]

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Discovered in a graduate-level animal physiology physics textbook (Fishbane’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers). For those of you who’ve always had a place in your heart for giraffes, know that they evidently have one for you in theirs as well. Bwog uses our well-rounded liberal arts education to analyze it in this interdisciplinary exercise, while exercising all of […]

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During the course of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, do you often find that you don’t really have any idea what he’s talking about? You’re not alone, and Slate is here to help. Meanwhile, Gingrich’s pal Rick Perry has pulled off an impressive feat: his latest campaign video, “Strong,” has already made the list of the […]

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Last night, Miller Theater was transformed yet again into a realm of mystique and wonder, courtesy of PBS, and Bwog’s favorite physicist, Brian Greene. A sizable crowd assembled to watch the premiere of the new NOVA special, The Fabric of the Cosmos, based on Greene’s book of the same title. The real treat, however, was […]

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Columbia’s Professor Stiglitz, who’s been making the rounds recently, published a commentary on the economic recession in Slate and, well, the headline says it all. (Slate) Apple announced the iPhone 4S yesterday, and, along with it, their new Siri app; part voice-recognition, part artificial-intelligence, all HAL-9000.  It’s a shame the name is destined to be the […]

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The physics community’s collective world was recently rocked by the latest results from CERN, with some now claiming that they have measured neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. While the discrepancy is small (only 60 nanoseconds), it could force physicists to reconsider Einstein’s theory of relativity. Columbia’s go-to physics rock star, Brain Greene, […]

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If you give a mouse a Tevatron, and that mouse is an experimental physicist, it will ask for more money to build an enormous super collider beneath Switzerland and France, telling you that it needs more energy to confirm its theory on what makes the Universe do its thing. At least, that’s roughly how it […]

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Brace yourselves for The (Less) Social Network Part II: Gratuitous Hashtags. Some allegations about Twitter’s beginnings have been made and it doesn’t look like it’ll play out in less that 140 characters. #SoMuchDrama (Business Insider, NYMag) Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 over a homophobic slur he made to a ref during a game on Tuesday. […]

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Columbia’s own Brian Greene has just released his 4th book of popular science, titled The Hidden Reality. In it, Greene provides the latest theory surrounding the multiverse. Wait… do you ever think like, in another world, you are writing Bwoglines and I am reading them? (WSJ) So like, you saw the blizzard on Wednesday from your window, but- […]

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