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Google Doodle celebrates discovery of exoplanets — Why Evolution Is True

An “exoplanet” is a planet outside the solar system, and today’s Google Doodle, remarkably timely (and cute), celebrates yesterday’s announcement (published in Nature; I haven’t yet read the paper) of seven exoplanets found orbiting around a single star called “Trappist-1”, forty light years away: As NASA reports, there are seven planets, all roughly the size… Continue reading Google Doodle celebrates discovery of exoplanets — Why Evolution Is True

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The history of urbanization — Why Evolution Is True

From Metrocosm, and now on YouTube, we have a cool animation of the growth of the world’s cities starting with Eridu, which had attained “city” status by about 3000 BC. For each city, this map shows the date of the earliest recorded population figure, which is not necessarily the date when the city was founded.… Continue reading The history of urbanization — Why Evolution Is True