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Science, but Faster (Wired)
by Saloni Dattani
Among other less welcome lessons, the COVID-19 pandemic taught us that scientific progress can happen faster than we thought. How can we harness new methods in more ordinary times?

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Putting Baseball on TV (The Conversation)
by James Walker
In 1947, when the World Series was televised for the first time, the TVs that showed it were tiny and black-and-white, and—for better or worse—there were no instant replays. Even so, fans were hooked immediately.

Yes, COVID is Still Evolving (NPR)
by Rob Stein
After a time of rapid announcements of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Omicron version has dominated for months. But that doesn’t mean the virus isn’t still mutating.

How to End a Nightmare (Smithsonian Magazine)
by Brian Handwerk
For some people, nightmares aren’t an occasional disruption to sleep but a torment that takes a real toll on their lives. Can a new, musical intervention help?

Who’s Black? Who’s Asking? (Public Books)
by Christy Pichichero
In eighteenth-century France, scholars avidly considered questions about people of African descent. Underlying those questions were bigger ones about power and domination.

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