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Huge news, huge scoop from Nicola Twilley ...!
A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of moving ripples in space and time. Credit Illustration by Aleks Sennwald
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“It was the perfect crime, except he’s kept all the evidence.” Great, hilarious piece on the U.K.'s criminal egg thieves and the investigators who track them:
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“It’s not adolescence that’s the problem; it’s the giant box of strangers.” Great, troubling piece on why high school stinks ...
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"What I wish I had had that night was a linguistic rip cord." Essential reading from Susan Dominus ...
Thinking back to my own bad night​ — and the words that might have made a difference.
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Dave Marshall, whom I interviewed for my cicadas piece, has posted a page of his favorite cicada songs from around the world:
A handful of cicada songs from around the world. A species from the genus Purana from Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, that sounds like a whining vacuum cleaner · Various species mainly from the genus Tanna (and one loud brassy Pomponia) singing in southeastern China, complete with temple ...
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Two scientists, countless insects, and a quest to unravel the mysterious mating rituals of the genus Magicicada.
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"It’s a highway in the sky, a great big pathway: the Milky Way. We figured, if we can see it, they can see it.”

My take on the dung-beetle discovery, and why it matters ...
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Senior editor at The New Yorker. Columnist and contributor with OnEarth magazine. Author (Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion). Longtime magazine writer. Lackadaisical blogger. Forever finishing a book.