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2361. Voting 

title text: 'Wait, our state has mail voting. The forms are literally on the kitchen table.' 'Not now, I'm busy researching which channels have sharks in them.'

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2360. Common Star Types 

title text: This article is about Eta Carinae, a luminous blue hypergiant with anomalous Fe[ii] emission spectra. For the 1998 Brad Bird film, see The Iron Giant (film).

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2359. Evidence of Alien Life 

title text: Both too cautious AND not cautious enough: "I'm skeptical that those are aliens, so I'm going to try pulling off their masks."

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2358. Gravitational Wave Pulsars 

title text: The most important attributes of a vector in 3-space are {Location, Location, Location}

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2357. Polls vs the Street 

title text: Other pollsters complain about declining response rates, but our poll showed that 96% of respondents would be 'somewhat likely' or 'very likely' to agree to answer a series of questions for a survey.

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2356. Constellation Monstrosity 

title text: It's rare to get both astronomers and astrologers equally mad at you, but apparently I've messed up both a bunch of star location databases AND the will of the fates.

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2355. University COVID Model 

title text: I admit this is an exaggeration, since I can think of at least three parties I attended while doing my degree, and I'm probably forgetting several more.

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2355. University COVID Model 

title text: I admit this is an exaggeration, since I can think of at least three parties I attended while doing my degree, and I'm probably forgetting several more.

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2354. Stellar Evolution 

title text: It may remain in equilibrium for some time, slowly growing, and then suddenly become significantly redder.

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2353. Hurricane Hunters 

title text: Our flight gathered valuable data on whether a commercial airliner in the eye of a hurricane can do a loop.

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2352. Synonym Date 

title text: We need some grub to munch--I'll go slouch over to the kitchen.

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2351. Standard Model Changes 

title text: Bugs are spin 1/2 particles, unless it's particularly windy.

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2350. Deer Turrets 

title text: When my great grandfather designed the Titanic and it hit an iceberg and sank, he didn't sit around moping. He took those lessons to his next job designing airships, and he made the Hindenburg completely iceberg-proof!

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2349. Rabbit Introduction 

title text: Washington state is seeing great success with reintroducing the Columbia River Basin subpopulation. We cannot allow them to further widen the interstate bun gap.

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2348. Boat Puzzle 

title text: 'No, my cabbage moths have already started laying eggs in them! Send the trolley into the river!' 'No, the sailing wolf will steal the boat to rescue them!'

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2347. Dependency 

title text: Someday ImageMagick will finally break for good and we'll have a long period of scrambling as we try to reassemble civilization from the rubble.

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2346. COVID Risk Comfort Zone 

title text: I'm like a vampire, except I'm not crossing that threshold even if you invite me.

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2345. Wish on a Shooting Star 

title text: Congratulations to whoever wished for revenge on a forest near the Tunguska River, a 1980 Chevy Malibu in Peekskill NY, Alabama resident Ann Hodges, every building in Chelyabinsk with glass windows, and the non-avian dinosaurs.

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2344. 26-Second Pulse 

title text: There are some papers arguing that there's a volcanic component, but I personally think they're just feeling guilty and trying to cover the trail.

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2343. Mathematical Symbol Fight 

title text: Oh no, a musician just burst in through the door confidently twirling a treble clef.

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