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    http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2019/11/dark-energy-might-not-exist-after-all.html

    Dark energy might not exist after all

    Science News, Physics, Science, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

    https://www.curbed.com/2019/12/4/20993584/freestanding-bathtubs-design-trends-cost

    We’re living through a bath bubble

    With freestanding tubs, we’re embracing self-care, seeking status, and perhaps feeling a little lonely.

    https://nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/05/sports/euthanasia-athlete.html?utm_source=digg

    The Champion Who Picked a Date to Die

    Knowing she had the legal right to die helped Marieke Vervoort live her life. It propelled her to medals at the Paralympics. But she could never get away from the pain.

    https://rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/christian-right-worships-donald-trump-915381

    False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump

    On  the morning of September 29th, six weeks before the 2016 election, Donald Trump was in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York talking to leaders of the religious right about sex-reassignm…

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/magazine/ken-liu-three-body-problem-chinese-science-fiction.html

    Why Is Chinese Sci-Fi Everywhere Now? Ken Liu Knows

    The translator Ken Liu has done more than anyone to bridge the gap between Chinese science fiction and American readers.

    http://nautil.us/blog/do-butterflies-challenge-the-meaning-of-species

    Do Butterflies Challenge the Meaning of Species? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Hybridization, it turns out, plays a pivotal role in how life forms evolve. The tree of life may never look the same.Photograph by…

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    http://nautil.us/issue/79/catalysts/best-screenplay-goes-to-the-algorithms

    Best Screenplay Goes to the Algorithms - Issue 79: Catalysts - Nautilus

    Ross Goodwin has had an extraordinary career. After playing about with computers as a child, he studied economics, then became a speech…