Krugman is a sci-fi fan, Feynman, Bill Murray, return to the moon....it's all here!
Earlier on MoreLiver's:
Exhausting the Earth's Resources? Not So Fast – WSJ
Some Fearing Minerals Shortfall Look to Asteroids, but Miners See Planet as Almost Bottomless Pit
In Conversation with Daniel Kahneman – LSE (video)
This public conversation with Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman hosted by LSE and the Hay Festivals will focus on his best selling book Thinking, Fast and Slow. (mp3 link)
Can you tell a lot about someone just from looking at their shoes? – Barking up the wrong tree
The Scientific Case For A Return To The Moon – technology review
The last controlled moon landing was in 1976. Now it's time to go back and the reasons are more compelling than ever, argue space scientists
Hitler gets a margin call – youtube
Cargo Cult Science – brain pickings
Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Graduation Address on Integrity: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself.”
Odyssey and the Lost Spanish Treasure – Businessweek
The international battle over 17 tons of coins discovered by an American deep-sea treasure hunting company.
Bill Murray: The ESQ+A – Esquire
The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.
2012 Philip K. Dick Festival – PKD Festival
The Largest Gathering of PKD Scholars and Fans Ever Assembled in North America, A Multi-disciplinary Celebration of the Legendary California Writer
Microsoft's SmartGlass Is a Game-Changer – technology review
A look at the extremely compelling Xbox service.
Sharing the knowledge burden – Free exchange / The Economist
Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty – brain pickings
Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely: “Creativity can help us tell better stories — stories that allow us to be even more dishonest but still think of ourselves as wonderfully honest people.”
Economist Paul Krugman Is a Hard-Core Science Fiction Fan – Wired
Michael Lewis — Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie – Farnam Street
Above all, recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck — and with luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your Gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky.
Artsie non-linearity, economics, and the concrete steppes – Worthwhile
Cosmology and the Arrow of Time – The Big Picture
16min lecture by Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at Caltech
Ray Bradbury: Enemy of the State – reason
Remembering the late science fiction writer
FiveBooks Interviews: John Dickie on the Italian Mafia – The Browser
The three biggest Italian mafias remain a powerful presence, with tentacles reaching deep inside Italian business and politics. The author of Mafia Brotherhoods busts the myth that it’s all in the family
The AI game that knows you better than anyone – New Scientist
The Library of Utopia – technology review
Google's ambitious book-scanning program is foundering in the courts. Now a Harvard-led group is launching its own sweeping effort to put our literary heritage online. Will the Ivy League succeed where Silicon Valley failed?
5 things you need to know about alcohol – Barking up the wrong tree