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"What's Going On?"Revisiting A Serious Man, the most puzzling of the best-picture nominees.
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How Important Is the East Anglia Climate Data Set?Let's say it's irredeemably corrupt. What would that mean for our understanding of climate change?
Atomic Priesthoods, Thorn Landscapes, and Munchian PictogramsHow to communicate the dangers of nuclear waste to future civilizations.
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Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
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