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Profile Painting Study Connects Culture with Cognition

Profile paintings changed as our ways of thinking shifted over time. Find out how that helps explain the link between our culture and our cognition. (5:00 min read)

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Outdoor Science Education at Risk From COVID-19

Outdoor science education is a field at risk, according to a new study. Find out why, and what we can do to preserve this vital experience for our youth. (4:30 min read)

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Star Formation Started Earlier than Thought

Star formation was the subject of an ESA study using the Hubble Telescope. Find out why what they didn’t find was more important than what they did. (4:00 min read)

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Attacks Against Journalists: America’s Free Press?

Attacks against journalists were the subject of an open letter from Reporters Sans Frontiers. Find out why their statement singled out the United States. (5:00 min read)

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Biodiversity Targets: Canadians Need Actions, Not Words

Biodiversity targets played a significant role in two statements from Canada’s prime minister this week. Find out why those statements ring hollow. (5:30 min read)

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Measuring Dark Energy Just Got Way More Precise

Measuring dark energy has always relied on supernovas. Find out about a more accurate technique and how it sheds light on this and other mysteries. (4:30 read time)

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Bangladesh’s Land-Use Study is a Model for the World

Bangladesh's land use is a major cause of climate change. Find out why a new study provides a model for policymakers worldwide. (4:30 min read)

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Fast Radio Bursts Solve Missing Matter Mystery

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are a mystery in themselves. Find out how they enabled scientists to determine the mass of conventional matter in the Universe. (4:30 read time)

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Hong Kong Crackdown Draws International Condemnation

The Hong Kong crackdown drew the attention of world leaders yesterday. Find out the story behind the people of Hong Kong’s latest brush with colonialism. (5:30 min read time)