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Beauty in Physics, Synthetic Genomes, and More: Week in Review

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Physicists often revel in the elegance of their equations, but some think it’s gone too far. NOVA Next contributor Sarah Scoles

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The Veil Nebula is the remains of a massive star that exploded 8,000 years ago.

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