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May 24, 2014

7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC-Santa Barbara

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A Hollywood director and his family warned police about disturbing videos that discussed suicide and murder weeks before a shooting rampage they believe their son committed Friday near a Santa Barbara university that left seven people dead, including the attacker. Alan Shifman, an attorney for director Peter Rodger, assistant director of The Hunger Games series, says the family has been told their son is dead after killing six people. Shifman…

“There Is No Such Thing As Time”

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The “rebels” who fight the Big Bang theory are mostly attempting to grapple with the concept of time. They are philosophers as much as cosmologists, unsatisfied with the Big Bang, unimpressed with string theory and unconvinced of the multiverse. Julian Barbour, British physicist, author, and major proponent of the idea of timeless physics, is one of those rebels–so thoroughly a rebel that he has spurned the world of academics. Julian…