Read — 2015/03/06

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. The weaker sex” (The Economist). Teenage girls are pulling farther ahead of their male peers in reading skills. A critical look at the low-performing end of the academic spectrum.
  2. Astronomers watch a supernova and see reruns“, by Dennis Overbye (NY Times). General relativity allows scientists multiple (and simultaneous!) views of Supernova Refsdal — and in slow-motion, thanks to time dilation.

In historical news on this day:

  1. Decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case” (NY Times, 6 March 1857).