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    Why Doesn’t Everybody Have Dark Skin Today? - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    Skin may seem like a superficial human attribute, but it’s the first thing we notice about...

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    What Really Inflamed the Coronavirus Epidemic - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    Last year, in late December, Li Wenliang, a young ophthalmologist, wrote 150 of his friends from...

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    Color-Changing Material Unites the Math and Physics of Knots - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Mathematicians have studied knots for centuries, but a new...

  • Why We Love to Be Grossed Out - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Disgust may not be a straightforward extension of the immune system’s aversion to harmful substances, but...

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    Mapping Gay-Friendly Cities Through History - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    Claudius Ptolemy’s monumental astronomy book, the Almagest, established a unified mathematical framework for computing the positions...

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    How Geology Can Ease Your Mind - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    As a geologist and professor I speak and write rather cavalierly about eras and eons. One...

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    Never Say Wolf - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”So says Count Dracula to...

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    Why Shouldn’t a Horsefly Be Named After Beyoncé? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    At best, names for species derived from celebrities and scientists become maps to hidden treasure, rewarding...

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    This Psychological Concept Could Be Shaping the Presidential Election - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Could Warren’s political fate in 2020 turn on voters who think she would make a great...

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    The Cultural Distances Between Us - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    If you ask Siri to show you the weirdest people in the world, what images might...

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    The John, Paul, George, and Ringo of Genes - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    Fame is something that sticks to someone or something, a quality earned or gained for no...

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    Why Astrology Matters - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    A few years ago, I went to an astrologer as research for a radio show exploring...

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    How Ancient Light Reveals the Universe’s Contents - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.A photograph of the infant cosmos reveals the precise...

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    These Maps Reveal Earth’s Unspoiled Places - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    An underreported aspect of the climate crisis is that archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, biodiversity, and distributions...

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    The Hidden Warning of Fall Colors - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    Drifting above North America in the autumn of 2014, a NASA satellite named Terra partook in...

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    We Are All Ancient Mapmakers - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    In the first half of the sixth century B.C., a Greek man named Anaximander, born in...

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    The Brain Cells That Guide Animals - Issue 81: Maps - Nautilus

    It may seem absurd to compare a tiny fruit fly’s brain to that of a majestic...