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Space Travel and Astronomy Enjoy a Busy Week

Space travel has been in the news on several fronts lately. Find out the latest developments and how they can help explain our place in the Universe. (5:00 min read)

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Bat Woman On Pandemic, China and White House

Bat Woman” is the affectionate nickname China’s people use for their top bat virus expert. Find out why she spoke out this week. (5:00 min read)

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Friendly People Ensured Human Survival

Friendly people are often dismissed as being too kind for their own good. The truth is that they’ve been vital to human success. Find out why. (4:30 min read)

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Indigenous Fires: Invented Legends or Lessons for Today?

Indigenous fires may have played a part in the evolution of New England forests for thousands of years. Find out why that idea became controversial. (5:00 min read)

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Cosmic Microwave Background Tells Story of the Universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background yielded new information to researchers. Find out why this helps us to better understand the origin and fate of our Universe. (4:30 min read)

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Neuromyths: No, You Don’t Have a Learning Style!

Neuromyths are unfounded rumours about how our brains work. Find out why this means you’re not a visual, verbal or tactile learner. (5:30 min read)

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Wind Turbines: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wind turbines cut carbon emissions, but they’re unpopular with community groups and environmentalists. Find out why this is more about trust than science. (4:30 min read)

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Pulsar and Neutron Star Offer Clues to Cosmic Enigmas

A pulsar and a neutron star with a huge size difference have been discovered in a binary star system. Find out why this could unlock the mysteries of the cosmos. (4:30 min reading time)

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Social Media Distancing: Flattening the Infodemic Curve

Social media distancing might be another habit we all need to learn. Find out why we tend to spread misinformation and what we can do all do about it. (5:00 min read)