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2516. Hubble Tension 

title text: Oh, wait, I might've had it set to kph instead of mph. But that would make the discrepancy even wider!

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2515. Vaccine Research 

title text: Honestly feel a little sheepish about the amount of time and effort I spent confirming "yes, the vaccine helps protect people from getting sick and dying" but I guess everyone needs a hobby.

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2514. Lab Equipment 

title text: I've been working on chocolate bar annealing techniques to try to produce the perfect laser s'more. Maybe don't mention that on the grant application though.

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2513. Saturn Hexagon 

title text: Sorry, in SI units that's "there's a big football in there."

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2512. Revelation 

title text: And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, but then more heaven kept appearing to replace it, as if the scroll was infinite.

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2511. Recreate the Conditions 

title text: We've almost finished constructing the piña collider.

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2510. Modern Tools 

title text: I tried to train an AI to repair my Python environment but it kept giving up and deleting itself.

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2509. Useful Geometry Formulas 

title text: Geometry textbooks always try to trick you by adding decorative stripes and dotted lines.

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2508. Circumappendiceal Somectomy 

title text: Some personal news: After treating my first case a few years ago with antibiotics, I can report that I have now had appendicitis for the second and--unless something extremely unexpected happened with the surgery--final time.

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2507. USV-C 

title text: Ultra-Serial Violet C light is unpolarized, so you don't have to flip the polarizing filter over when you get the orientation wrong the first time.

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2506. Projecting 

title text: This is something we all need to work on, but especially you all.

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2505. News Story Reaction 

title text: Unless the next line is, "After we broke up, she blamed the painting and spent years planning her revenge, so my sorrow is mixed with relief that the dogs at least denied her that triumph."

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2504. Fissile Raspberry Isotopes 

title text: Grandma's shelf-stable blackberry pie meson recipe was a huge seller until her farm was shut down by a joint FDA/NRC investigation.

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2503. Memo Spike Connector 

title text: Backward-compatible with many existing cables, and can connect directly to phones or tablets if you press them down hard enough.

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2502. Every Data Table 

title text: I'm hoping 2022 is relatively normal because I don't know what symbol comes after the asterisk and the dagger.

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2501. Average Familiarity 

title text: How could anyone consider themselves a well-rounded adult without a basic understanding of silicate geochemistry? Silicates are everywhere! It's hard to throw a rock without throwing one!

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2500. Global Temperature Over My Lifetime 

title text: I was really impressed by the accuracy of some of the report's predictions about fossil fuel consumption. Then I realized, oh, right, of course.

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2499. Abandonment Function 

title text: Remember to only adopt domesticated drones that specifically request it. It's illegal to collect wild ones under the Migratory Drone Treaty Act.

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2498. Forest Walk 

title text: The only other person to walk by was a linguist back in the 80s, but she just spent a while dissecting the phrase 'help me down' before getting distracted by a squirrel and wandering off.

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2497. Logic Gates 

title text: In C, the multiocular O represents the bitwise norxondor gorgonax.

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