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Your weekend reading: Prime number pairs, the unanswerable question of waking life, and much more

Posted by: Thu-Huong Ha

A few fun links from this week’s Internet, so you don’t get bogged down with all that summer reading you’re about to do »

[Video] A Numberphile video explains a recent breakthrough by a relatively unknown mathematician, on pairs of prime numbers that differ by two. [YouTube]

A beautiful meditation on the reality of dreams and that of waking life. [NY Review of Books blog]

For New Yorkers, a new (tiny) way to read this summer. The world’s tiniest library is in Nolita. [The Atlantic]

[Gallery] This is no ordinary Internet slideshow. Foreign Affairs presents 11 phrases blocked on Weibo, the Twitter of China. [Foreign Affairs]

Does copyright apply hundreds of miles above the Earth? [Economist]

All those weekend getaways to Mars your grandkids will be taking over summer vacation? They likely won’t survive the trip. [New Scientist]

[Video] Finally, if you’re tired of TED Talks (impossible), watch your favorite villains give ZOD Talks. [YouTube]

Comments (4)

  • moda tasarim kursu commented on Mar 13 2014

    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say

    Moda Tasarım Kursu

  • commented on Jun 3 2013

    Reblogged this on Myaz_Nuggetz.

  • commented on Jun 1 2013

    Ted books keeps crashing – won’t open! What gives.

    Regards Greg Hawkins

  • commented on May 31 2013

    Reblogged this on Genevieve is a fat girl's name.