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We Created the ‘Pandemicene’

Ed Yong The Atlantic
By completely rewiring the network of animal viruses, climate change is creating a new age of infectious dangers.

Friday Nite Videos | April 22, 2022

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Astrophysicist Breaks Down the Origins of Life

An astrophysicist and a molecular and cell biology expert discuss what we know, what we don’t, and how we’re trying to find out more about how life arose on Earth and whether it might exist elsewhere.

When Will the Earth Come to an End?

Ethan Siegel Starts With a Bang!
From life on Earth to the planet itself, there are four ways our planet will actually experience “the end,” no matter how we define it.

Rockshelter Discoveries Show Neandertals Were a Lot Like Us

David W. Frayer and Davorka Radovčić Scientific American
Neandertals at a site in Croatia exhibited a range of behaviors traditionally assumed to be unique to modern humans, and they developed these behaviors independently, tens of thousands of years before modern humans arrived in this region.

Friday Nite Videos | January 7, 2022

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The Humans That Lived Before Us

It's not easy to say what makes a human -- to define the boundaries of the family. But we now know that it's a big and complex picture, with lots of amazing relatives in it. 

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