Ten “keys to reality” from a Nobel-winning physicist

To understand ourselves and our place in the universe, "we should have humility but also self-respect," Frank Wilczek writes in a new book.

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In the spring of 1970, colleges across the country erupted with student protests in response to the Vietnam War and the National Guard's shooting of student demonstrators at Kent State University.
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2020 ties for hottest year on record, says NASA and NOAA

In a joint briefing at the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, NASA and NOAA revealed 2020's scorching climate data.

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  • 2020 is tied with 2016 for being globally the hottest year on record.
  • The year's hotspot included the Arctic, which is warming at three times the global mean.
  • The United States endured a record-breaking year for billion-dollar natural disasters.
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    A prayer without words: The story of the wanderer

    Take a journey through the maze of interpretations of one of the most famous paintings in history.

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    A tale of silence, an icon of human solitude in the face of the forces of nature, or perhaps a memento of the great artist?

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    The 10 best science and technology books of 2020

    Perspective twisting books on biology, social science, medical science, cosmology, and tech.

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    • The best science books push us to think, feel, and behave differently.
    • This list includes new releases by authors Merlin Sheldrake, Isabel Wilkerson, James Nestor, David Attenborough, and others.
    • Besides making us more knowledgeable, these books inspire curiosity, passion, and empathy for the universe in and around us.
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    Study finds surprising link between the Moon and methane leaks in the Arctic

    Researchers from Norway discover that the Moon's tides influence the release of methane from the ocean floor.

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    • Sensitive instruments reveal methane beneath the Arctic Ocean for the first time.
    • The gas is released in cycles that correspond to the tides.
    • Rising warming oceans may help to contain the greenhouse gas.
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