Today’s selection of articles:
- “Learning about teaching now” by John S. Rosenberg (Harvard Magazine, 2018-09-24). Link shared previously.
- “384 ways to help” by MacKenzie Scott (Medium, 2020-12-15). “Then we can select organizations to assist — and get out of their way.”
- “Discovery of virus variant in Colorado and California alarms scientists” by Apoorva Mandavilli (NY Times, 2020-12-30). Some facts and multi-phrase expert opinion appear later in the article; the first half seems mostly hype.
- “The U.K. coronavirus variant: What we know” by Carl Zimmer & Benedict Carey (NY Times, 2020-12-21).
- “Mutant coronavirus in the United Kingdom sets off alarms, but its importance remains unclear” by Kai Kupferschmidt (Science, 2020-12-20). “[T]he United Kingdom may have [detected the novel B.1.1.7 strain] first because it has the most sophisticated SARS-CoV-2 genomic monitoring in the world. Many countries have little or no sequencing.”
- “Does time really flow? New clues come from a century-old approach to math.” by Natalie Wolchover (Quanta Magazine, 2020-04-07).
- “The most famous paradox in physics nears its end” by George Musser (Quanta Magazine, 2020-10-29). How black holes (might) shed information.