Read — 2015/03/06
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “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.
- “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:
- “Decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case” (NY Times, 6 March 1857).