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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)

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Plant Evolution: It’s Not About Temperature

Plant evolution has always been assumed to happen faster in the tropics. Find out how a massive new study overturns that assumption. (5:00 min read)

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Quasar Discovery Challenges Black Hole Theories

A quasar discovery suggests that stars existed much earlier than scientists thought. Find out why this challenges our understanding of black hole formation. (5:00 min read)

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Protection Crisis: COVID-19 More than Health Pandemic

“Protection crisis” was the catchphrase at the UN Security Council last Thursday. Find out what the issues were in the debate about pandemic security. (5:00 min read)

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Western Bumblebee Populations Collapsing: Short on Data

Western bumblebee populations have declined by 93% over the last two decades. Find out how researchers support action to conserve these vital pollinators. (4 min read)