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    Post-Pandemic Hat

    Plus a shirt that says "it feels like you're making eye contact."

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    Exposure Models

    "Cumulative number of coronavirus spreadsheets created over time" is a spreadsheet I am coming dangerously close...

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    Mars Landing Video

    The best part of crashing a Mars briefing is you can get in a full 11...

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    Perseverance Microphones

    If the first audio they downlink is from the descent, we probably won't be able to...

  • Animal Songs

    Dr. Fauci is not permitted to have a cat, because as director of the National Institute...

  • mRNA Vaccine

    To ensure lasting immunity, doctors recommend destroying a second Death Star some time after the first.

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    Normal Conversation

    "I think I'll pass. These days I have a hard time feeling comfortable in crowded bars...

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    Project Orion

    If you tune out again, when you tune back in you'll be hearing about dusty plasma...

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    Vaccine Ordering

    You know what they say: mRNA-1273 before tozinameran, you'll have to slay a banshee in a...

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    Tower of Babel

    Soon, linguists will be wandering around everywhere, saying things like "colorless green ideas sleep furiously" and...

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    Appliances

    If you had an oven bag and a dryer that runs unusually hot, I guess you...

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    Hug Count

    I've never been that big of a hug person, but it turns out I'm not quite...

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    Metacarcinization

    Scientists still don't know how marine biologists manage to so consistently bring up whalefall ecosystems, when...

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    1/1,000th Scale World

    We're worried that a regular whale will get into a 30-foot-deep ocean trench section and filter-feed...

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    Trash Compactor Party

    What an incredible smell you've discovered.

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    Allow Captcha

    To prove you're human, please click all the number pairs that appear together in your Social...

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    Solar System Compression Artifacts

    Most of our universe consists of dark matter rendered completely undetectable by our spacetime codec's dynamic...

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    Pulsar Analogy

    The #2 cause of astronomer hand injuries is trying to do vector math when the second...

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    1/100,000th Scale World

    The floor should be slightly curved, but we haven't figured out artificial gravity yet, so for...

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    1/10,000th Scale World

    OCEAN PLAY AREA RULES: No running, no horseplay, no megatsunamis, and no trying to pry the...

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    Apple Growers

    Hopefully in a couple of weeks we'll be able to resume our apple-focused updates, because we...

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    Steepen the Curve

    1. Flatten the curve. 2. Steepen the curve. 3. Hang out.

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    Egg Strategies

    Neutral Evil is for people who like keeping the weight nicely centered in the carton, but...

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    Depth and Breadth

    A death-first search is when you lose your keys and travel to the depths of hell...

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    Viral Vector Immunity

    We've secretly replaced this customer's instant coffee with our patented substitute. Let's see what she ......

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    Flash Gatsby

    Protip: At midnight your excuse for not having read The Great Gatsby can switch from "I'm...

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    First Thing

    Then I'm going to go on a weeks-long somatic hypermutation bender, producing ever-more targeted antibodies, while...

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    Wrapping Paper

    Wow, rude of you to regift literally every gift that you or anyone else has ever...

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    Into My Veins

    "Okay, for the last time, the shot is free, so we can't--" "Shut up and take...

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    Conjunction

    The IAU is sad to announce that at 00:39 UTC on December 22nd, Jupiter and Saturn...

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    Statistics

    We reject the null hypothesis based on the 'hot damn, check out this chart' test.

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    2020 Election Map

    There are more Trump voters in California than Texas, more Biden voters in Texas than New...

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    Vaccine Tracker

    *refresh* Aww, still in Kalamazoo. *refresh* Aww, still in Kalamazoo.

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    I Just Don't Trust Them

    I believe in getting immunity the old-fashioned way: By letting a bat virus take control of...

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    Wonder Woman 1984

    'Wait, why would you think a movie set in 1984 would do drive-ins as a retro...

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    Covid Precaution Level

    It's frustrating to calibrate your precautions when there's only one kind of really definitive feedback you...

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    Contiguous 41 States

    Linguists, settling some inscrutable grudge, have been steadily sneaking more backdated synonyms for 'sharing borders' into...

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    Presidential Middle Names

    The bottom of the list remains unchanged. Poor Rutherford Birchard Hayes.

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    Cyber Cafe

    Since we haven't really settled on a name for those online hangout/work spaces that try to...

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    Life Before the Pandemic

    I can't wait until this is all over and I can go back to riding my...

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    Linguists

    "Do you feel like the answer depends on whether you're currently in the hole, versus when...

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    Unread

    I'll never install a smart home smoke detector. It's not that I don't trust the software--it's...

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    Viral Quiz Identity Theft

    [scrolling through a giant spreadsheet of transcribed data] 'Wow, a surprising number of users grew up...

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    Blair Witch

    "Are you concerned the witches won't breed in captivity?" "Honestly, we're more concerned that they WILL....

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    Ten Years

    The ten-year cancerversary is traditionally the Cursed Artifact Granting Immortality anniversary.

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    Final Exam

    For those of you also taking Game Theory, your grade in that class will be based...

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    Set in the Present

    She referenced Billie Eilish, so this must be getting pretty close to the pandemic. But we've...

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    Electoral Precedent 2020

    He also broke the streak that incumbents with websites are unbeatable and Delawareans can't win, creating...

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    Ballot Tracker Tracker

    Good luck to Democrats in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections, and to the Google Sheets SREs...

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    The True Name of the Bear

    Thank you to Gretchen McCulloch for fielding this question, and sorry that as a result the...