‘Trove’ is a weekly compilation of stories and articles that have captured my attention and compelled me to read on. This week we look at theoretical physics and how government spending has impacted its progress over the last 50 years, The Huffington Post’s origins and implications for the future of news, technology’s effects on culture and if the Internet is any different, a woman’s powerful journey through infertility, and finally, a psychologist’s insight into our dwindling rate of personal conversations. Happy reading!
- The Crisis of Big Science by Steven Weinberg – A look at government spending has impacted efforts to find the origins of the universe | The New York Review of Books
- Six degrees of aggregation – How The Huffington Post ate the Internet | Columbia Journalism Review
- The Call of the Future by Tom Vanderbilt – “Today we worry about the social effects of the Internet. A century ago, it was the telephone that threatened to reinvent society.” | The Wilson Quarterly
- Yearning for Conception: The Art of Waiting – A woman’s insightful journey through infertility | Orion Magazine
- The Flight From Conversation – Sherry Turkle, author, most recently, of “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other | NYTimes.com