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Highlights from the Blogosphere

This week's good reads. 

Backreaction
Bee explains the equivalence principle.

Space Disco
The latest LHC end-of-the-world scenario: a fusion propagation wave!

Skulls in the Stars
Uncovering the science beneath the hype.

Symmetry Breaking
Band of scientists on quest for neutrinos cross their first critical hurdle.

io9
A combination of motion capture and cutting-edge computer graphics creates the most believable "virtual human" yet.

Cocktail Party Physics
Shooting craps and other games of chance offer insights into the calculus of probability.

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