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How a Computer Broke a 50-Year Math Record
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Liz MacDonald discusses what more people should know about the auroras.
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James Maynard talks about why he’s obsessed with prime numbers.
Epidemiologist Tara Smith Answers Coronavirus Questions
Highlights from Tara C. Smith’s live YouTube event on May 1, 2020, in which she answered reader questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.