#From Brain Pickings
“Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure.”
BY MARIA POPOVA
A survey of the southern sky has reconstructed how mass is spread across space and time in the biggest study of its kind. Cosmologists observed the sky between 2013 and 2019 using a 570-megapixel camera at the Víctor M. Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The resulting 3D cosmic map provides a record of the Universe’s history. By tracking how galaxies spread out over time, researchers can measure the forces at play. These include the gravitational pull of dark matter — the invisible stuff that constitutes some 80% of the Universe’s mass — and dark energy, the mysterious force that appears to be pushing the Universe to accelerate its expansion.
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An international team of scientists claims to have sequenced the entirety of the human genome, including parts that were missed in the first sequencing of the human genome 20 years ago. That historic draft, and subsequent sequences, have all missed about 8% of the genome. The most recent effort fills in these gaps using new sequencing technologies. It has different limitations, however, including the type of cell line used. The work is described in a preprint, and has not yet been peer reviewed.STAT | 6 min read
Reference: bioRxiv preprint
Archaeologists, linguists and a host of other researchers worldwide are trying to answer some big questions — when, and how, did humans learn to count? Hear from some of the scientists at the forefront of this effort on this week’s Nature Podcast.Nature Podcast | 18 min listen
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R. Bayer, G.M. Oppenheimer, and V. Parisi
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2106933 | June 2, 2021
C.A. Stuenkel and J.E. Manson
N Engl J Med 2021;384:2073-2076 | Published Online May 29, 2021
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