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Milkomeda, Bioprinters, and Bilingualism: NOVA Next Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature

In the far future, will astronomers be able to deduce the origins of the universe? NOVA Next contributor Sarah Scoles

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In other news:

Billions of years from now, the Milky Way and Andromeda will merge.

What We’re Reading

    • Also known by its Latin name Panicum effusum , “hairy panic” is invading Australian homes. [BBC News]
    • These hackers are asking a hospital to hand over $3.4 million in bitcoin in exchange for restoring the hospital’s computers. [Mic]
    • Speaking a second language could make you less fluent in your native language. Of course, that’s not a reason not to learn. [Wired]
    • For many people, the amount of acid in their digestive systems surges when they stop taking PPIs. [NPR]
    • More American teenagers than ever are reaching world-class heights in math . [The Atlantic]

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Image credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI, T. Hallas, A. Mellinger