Gravitational Waves

This is a huge day for Kip Thorne (and others). Nadia Drake has a comprehensive story up already.

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Here’s another write up by Matthew Francis at The Atlantic.

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Here‘s the paper itself.

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And one from Miri Kramer.

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And from Loren Grush.

Obama’s Climate Legacy

Looks like SCOTUS just wrecked it, 5-4. Couldn’t happen to a nicer dictator.

The stay implies that they think the administration is likely to lose on the merits when the case is argued. But this points out the stakes of the election, given that the next president is likely to appoint more than one justice.

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Jonathan Adler explains the ruling. (Note: He is more concerned about climate change than I am.)

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