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Random Walk

The Far, the Cold, and the Dusty
by Douglas L. Smith
Caltech and JPL collaborate on a new infrared telescope in space that will change the way we see the universe. Here's a first peek.

Egyptian Stars under Paris Skies
by Jed Z. Buchwald
An ancient (but how ancient?) zodiac rouses Napoleonic-era physicists to attempt calculations of the earth's age.

Brain Worms and Brain Amoebas: They Do Exist
by Andrea Manzo
A Core 1 (science writing) paper gives us more things to worry about.



Obituaries: Edward Hutchings, Jr.; Peter W. Fay

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