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Content: Volume 9, Issue 2

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The missing galaxies in the early universe

Most of the stars in the universe are born, live, and die within a galaxy – a system containing millions (or billions) of stars. Galaxies are extremely numerous in the universe. No matter where we look in the night sky, or in which direction we... click to read more

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published on May 29, 2023
Nature favors simplicity and symmetry in biological forms

Looking at nature we see symmetric arrangements in flower petals, simple spirals in snail shells, repeating branching patterns in fern leaves and lung structures, and regular arrangements of proteins in many biomolecules. But why are these symmetric and regular structures so common in biology? There... click to read more

  • Kamaludin Dingle | Professor at Gulf University for Science and Technology and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
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published on May 26, 2023
Pluto orbits in elegant arrangement with the giant planets

Soon after Pluto was discovered in 1930, astronomers learned that its orbit overlaps Neptune's orbit and that it’s rather tilted, compared to the nearly common plane of the other planets. Propagating its orbit into the past and the future then revealed the surprising property... click to read more

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published on May 24, 2023
Can Training Make Policing Fairer and More Effective?

There has been a growing call for police reform in the U.S. in recent years, particularly since the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Of particular interest has been training programs and reforms that focus on police treatment of individuals in high-crime communities. Little social... click to read more

  • David Weisburd | Professor at George Mason University & Hebrew University
  • Cody Telep | Professor at Arizona State University
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published on May 22, 2023
How the early Earth evolved from a hellish to a habitable world

No terrestrial rocks that formed in the first 500 million years of Earth’s history have been discovered so far, making it difficult to study this period. This, however, has not deterred scientists from trying to understand this period because many events that shaped the present-day... click to read more

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published on May 19, 2023