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How Old Is the Universe, Really?

Matthew Francis The Week
Two ways to measure the age of the universe give different answers. The discrepancy is large enough that some cosmologists — scientists studying the history and makeup of the universe as a whole — are suggesting the field is in crisis.

Friday Nite Videos | February 14, 2020

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Why Do We Laugh?

Sabrina Stierwalt Scientific American
We laugh even before we can speak, but why? Science has some answers to the mystery of human laughter, and some of them might surprise you

The Centenary of Isaac Asimov, Dreamer and Explainer

David Leslie Nature
The indefatigably curious chemist and science-fiction icon championed rationality for the common good, explained science to the public and blazed new paths in science fiction in more than 500 books that he wrote or edited

Where We Stand With Coronavirus

Ian Christopher Davis The Conversation
Scientists have grown the coronavirus in the lab for the first time. This is good news, and will advance the search for a vaccine. Meanwhile, what should you do to stay safe?
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