Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Nov 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Welcome to the future! 🙂 (source)

BOOKS

Stranger Than We Can Imagine

Peter Gasston reviews John Higgs’ book, Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century. It’s a history not of countries and politics, but of philosophy, art and science, relativity, relativism, modernism, individualism, nihilism, sci-fi, chaos, pop, capitalism, postmodernism…

SCIENCE

Smallest sliver of time yet measured sees electrons fleeing atom

For the first time, physicists have measured changes in an atom to the level of zeptoseconds, or trillionths of a billionth of a second – the smallest division of time yet observed.