Two links from the same site this week. I try not to do it that often, but this week it couldn’t be helped. Both articles are great.
- Don’t Heed the Haters: Albert Einstein’s Wonderful Letter of Support to Marie Curie in the Midst of Scandal “If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don’t read that hogwash, but rather leave it to the reptile for whom it has been fabricated.” (Brain Pickings)
- Pioneering Astronomer Vera Rubin on Women in Science, Dark Matter, and Our Never-Ending Quest to Know the Universe “We’re still groping for the truth… Science consists of continually making better and better what has been usable in the past.” (Brain Pickings)
- O Reader! My Reader Remembering Google Reader. (The Awl) — I miss Google Reader. I miss it a lot.
- Learning to Talk All Over Again This is the first in a series of posts about learning a foreign language long past the age when it comes naturally. Guest Veronique Greenwood begins at the pro level, with Chinese. (The Last Word On Nothing) — My future when I attempt (yet again) to learn Korean.