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From trauma to arrhythmia, and back again.
A day in the war between the city and its mountains.
A scientist tells us how her field instills timefulness.
Why it’s not such a problem that the Large Hadron Collider hasn’t found new physics.
What we don’t tell our children.
The crisis inside the physics of time.
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