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The Paintings That Tried (and Failed) to Codify Race

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The Effort to Build the Mathematical Library of the Future

Timekeeping in Financial Exchanges

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Eustace The Monk: One Of Medieval Europe’s Unholiest Holy Men

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Ants Construct Ingenious Contraption to Keep From Drowning

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The unfinished Chinese civil war

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World’s fastest UV camera records flying photons in real time

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Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record

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US Army trials augmented reality goggles for dogs

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