Prepare yourself. Your IQ is about to get 10 points higher.
That's right! Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe (as seen on PBS) and The Fabric of the Cosmos, has done it again and come out with a book which threatens to rewrite our notions of the universe -- and reality -- again. Check it out! (It's called The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Knopf, $23.96, 984 pages)) Sure to stimulate your meta-meta ponderings about which multiverse your car keys drifted into and what Everett might look like in a holographic universe infinitely full of doppelgangers of our own. Woof.
Also peek at this link to a NY Times article about V. Nabokov's second life as a lepidopterist (butterfly enthusiast), which, looked at cutely in its time by literary critics, has recently been vindicated by sciencey types. Cool!