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The fascinating memoir of Fang Lizhi, the astrophysicist who inspired Chinese pro-democracy student protesters in the late 1980s, is now released nearly four years after Fang's death in exile, despite political obstacles preventing its publication in China.

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In response to a vulnerable personal comment on "nerd trauma and male privilege" published by MIT professor Scott Aaronson, New Statesman editor and columnist Laurie Penny wrote a compassionate and highly desirable essay on the experiences of pain, frustration and loneliness common to both nerdy males and females in general.

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