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    Memories Can Be Injected and Survive Amputation and Metamorphosis - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    If a headless worm can grow a memory, then where is the memory stored? And, if...

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    If We Believe in Dark Matter, Why Not Extraterrestrial Life? - Issue 79: Catalysts - Nautilus

    Avi Loeb doesn’t need to be a muckraker. As the head of the astronomy department at...

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    What Quantum Gravity Needs Is More Experiments - Issue 79: Catalysts - Nautilus

    In the mid-1990s, I studied mathematics. I wasn’t really sure just what I wanted to do...

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    Is the Law of Conservation of Energy Cancelled? - Issue 79: Catalysts - Nautilus

    Physics is often baffling, but one principle seems rock-solid: the law of conservation of energy. The...

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    Why the Laws of Physics Are Inevitable - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.These three objects illustrate the principles behind “spin,” a...

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    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...

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    How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music - Issue 79: Catalysts - Nautilus

    On a warm day in April 2013, I was sitting in a friend’s kitchen in Paris,...

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    Picasso’s Got Nothing on AI Artists - Issue 79: Catalysts - Nautilus

    I’m trying to explain to Arthur I. Miller why artworks generated by computers don’t quite do...

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    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...

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    The Secret History of the Supernova at the Bottom of the Sea - Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

    In February 1987, Neil Gehrels, a young researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, boarded a...

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    Is Net Zero Emissions an Impossible Goal? - Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

    Water rushes into Venice’s city council chamber just minutes after the local government rejects measures to...

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    If Only 19th-Century America Had Listened to a Woman Scientist - Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

    Human-induced climate change may seem a purely modern phenomenon. Even in ancient Greece, however, people understood...

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    Hologram Within a Hologram Hints at Fate of Black Holes - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Calculations involving a higher dimension are guiding physicists toward...

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    A Lexicon of Light - Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

    The 20 words defined in this lexicon reflect the ways in which light irradiates the atmosphere,...

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    Where to See the Real Living Dead - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Everyone knows forests are alive, but Suzanne Simard, who studies complex, symbiotic networks, helps us see...

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    Are Neural Networks About to Reinvent Physics? - Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

    Can AI teach itself the laws of physics? Will classical computers soon be replaced by deep...

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    How to Predict Extreme Weather - Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

    Thanks to advances in machine learning over the last two decades, it’s no longer in question...

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    Doc Holliday Is Dead But Tuberculosis Is Still Killing Us - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    In Red Dead Redemption 2, a Western-themed action-adventure video game, tuberculosis fells the hero in a...