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You could adopt a few rescue rats that are retiring…

You could adopt a few rescue rats that are retiring…

Cultivate plants that attract and support pollinators...

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Some cosmologists believe a previous, cold dark empty universe like the one which lies in our far future could have been the source of our very own Big Bang...

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Ice Age Burials

Ice Age Burials

For most of our evolutionary history, we did indeed live in Africa – but not just the eastern savannas, as previously thought...

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There’s no digital afterlife…

There’s no digital afterlife…

That thing? It’s just a monster living in Microsoft’s basement. And it’s wearing someone’s face...

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Know Sweat

Know Sweat

During the 1800s, Western culture morphed its distaste for olfaction into a belief that the human sense of smell was mediocre and superfluous...

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The dog was more lifelike than expected…

The dog was more lifelike than expected…

If he obeyed a voice command – to sit, stay or roll over – I was supposed to scratch his head and say, “good dog”...

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Amongst Us

Amongst Us

Many SETI scientists now agree with UFOers that the first alien detection plausibly could occur within our own solar system...

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Early Transnational Astronomy in Chile

Early Transnational Astronomy in Chile

Improvisation was part of the technological expedition: a mule was responsible for the Danjon telescope while the astronomer lit a fire to make some smoke...

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Is God a cosmologist?

Is God a cosmologist?

Does the universe have a beginning in time? If so, is it an argument for theism?

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Where No Man Has Sat for Hours and Hours Before

Where No Man Has Sat for Hours and Hours Before

The Starship cabin is not ultimately intended for trips “under an hour,” but in fact for journeys of multiple months...

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Quantum Secure

Quantum Secure

Just like the nuclear revolution, the possible ramifications of the quantum revolution reach far beyond the spheres of academia and may become instrumental in security and warfare...

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“Constructor theory puts counterfactuals at the very foundation of physics”

“Constructor theory puts counterfactuals at the very foundation of physics”

The standard laws of physics — such as quantum theory, general relativity, even Newton’s laws — are formulated in terms of trajectories of objects and what happens to them given some initial conditions. But there are some phenomena in nature that you can’t quite capture in terms of trajectories...

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From the Sky

From the Sky

To be frozen, and come back to life. It is fantastical. And yet, it seems to be true...

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The Order of the Dolphin was dismayed…

The Order of the Dolphin was dismayed…

As the 1960s opened, the Order of the Dolphin was dismayed as it became clearer that the Milky Way was no cacophonous cloud of thinking stars...

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Doctored

Doctored

We are living, at least in the West, in the days of the health religion. And whoever doubts it is a blasphemer...

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When you’re listening to jazz, you lose your sense of time…

When you’re listening to jazz, you lose your sense of time…

We're in a dance with the tools we make and the technologies we create...

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Investigating the Genetic Origins of the Platypus’s Weirdness

Investigating the Genetic Origins of the Platypus’s Weirdness

It was reported that platypus fur glows blue-green under UV light...

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What was Dilophosaurus really like?

What was Dilophosaurus really like?

The animal that departed most from the fossil evidence was Dilophosaurus. In the movie, it takes the form of a golden retriever–sized creature with a rattling frill and venomous spit...

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