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Copper Culture - Collection of copper arrowheads with copper ore and bone fragments

Copper Culture in North America is Older than We Thought

The “copper culture” lived near the Great Lakes and was among the world’s first peoples to forge metals. Discover why their culture moved on and how its discovery debunks racial stereotypes. (5:00 min read)

Lifeless Matter Flow Diagram Showing "Death" Selecting "Slow, Complex Replicator"

Lifeless Matter Needs Destruction to Evolve

Lifeless matter could only have evolved into self-replicating molecules by growing more complex. Discover how destruction might make this counterintuitive process conceivable. (4:15 min read)

Bing Bang Afterglow - Galaxy with Halo - Messier 94

Big Bang Afterglow Showing How Galaxies Form

The Big Bang Afterglow is known as the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Discover how combining CMB data with galactic observations is unlocking the secret of galaxy formation. (4:30 min read)

‘Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray’ – A Review

Lost in Math is Sabine Hossenfelder's book challenging physicists' preference for elegant theories over experimental results. Discover how this can lead to dead end research that misleads the public.(5:30 min read)

Air Pollution - Man in gas mask pulls back polluted scene, revealing green future

Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Reductions Go Together

Air pollution has a cooling effect on the atmosphere, while greenhouse gases cause global warming. Discover why both emission types must be cut in combination to preserve our environment. (4:00 min read)

Universe's Expansion Rate - Giant Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1453

Universe’s Expansion Rate Still Hard to Pin Down

The Universe’s expansion rate, the Hubble constant, is vital to understanding the Cosmos’ origin and fate. Discover how the latest technique for measuring the Hubble constant sheds new light on the past and future. (5:15 min read)

The Canon book cover with needlepoint design

‘The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science’ – A Review

The Canon is a playful book aimed at teaching adults basic science. Discover why the author felt readers needed this book and how it makes science fun again. (4:30 min read)