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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Black holes, dealing with anxiety, buzzing your hair, and more on COVID…

    Quickies: Black holes, dealing with anxiety, buzzing your hair, and more on COVID…

    Hello, all! What differentiates the weekend from a weekday for those of us stuck working at home? Less Zoom professional meetings and more Zoom happy hours. COVID-related stories: Check out this long and good read, Our Pandemic Summer, on why we shouldn’t expect to “get back to normal.” The death rate is Not Like the Flu, Not Like Car Crashes,…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Stunning Astronomy paired with Cute Animal Friday

    Quickies: Stunning Astronomy paired with Cute Animal Friday

    No intro this time… just the stories! The MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa catches our galaxy’s supermassive black hole “blowing bubbles” in an image that I find stunning from a technical standpoint AND beautifully ethereal. (If you want to get really nerdy, a freely-available preprint of the scientific journal article can be found on arXiv.) Remember ‘Oumuamua, the asteroid…

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