April 22, 2021
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COVID-19 was prioritized ahead of Earth
Why it matters: Since it's Earth Day, this think piece poses a question about how our society addresses the threats we face. What if we applied the urgency of solving COVID to climate change?

It's an interesting question, but it's not like the world truly united to battle COVID. Countries might have prioritized COVID, but not all collaborated to tackle it.
Full Story: BRINK (4/22) 
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Why it matters: Calling the condition of the current International Space Station a "catastrophe," leaders in Russia say they might halt their involvement with the ISS by 2025 and build their own orbiter.
Full Story: LiveScience (4/21) 
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Why it matters: Much like some of "your" term papers back in the day, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls was written by two authors. AI examined the Great Isaiah Scroll and confirmed it was written by two people with similar handwriting, producing about one half of the scroll each.
Full Story: New Scientist (free content) (4/21) 
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Why it matters: This word exercise is fun. Scientists are trying to decide what term to use when talking about a group of black holes. We've got "gaggle" for geese, "waddle" for penguins and "murder" for crows. Some of the ideas being floated for black holes include "scream," "silence," "void," and "hawking."
Full Story: Fast Company (tiered subscription model) (4/22) 
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Which name for a group of black holes do you like the most?
For Your Viewing Pleasure
Bill Nye and Justin Bieber did a "colab" for Earth Day The Musical
Why it matters: While the world might struggle to collaborate on an issue as big as climate change, that didn't stop Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and Justin Bieber from doing this funny "colab" video.
Full Story: CNET (4/22) 
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On the Road with WYWW
Why it matters: Today's dose of mental vacationing takes you to some very small islands. If you wanna get away from all the noise that accompanies motorized traffic, these islands are for you. Heck, some are so small you don't even need a bike to get around ... you can just walk.
Full Story: Frommer's (4/21) 
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Happy Hour Fun
Why it matters: These are hilarious. Designer Amber Share has created posters for every national park based on bad online reviews that describe those places as "Amazingly boring" or "Nothing scenic about it." Share says she hopes the posters will "put a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset."
Full Story: My Modern Metropolis (4/20) 
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WYWW Playlist
There is a WYWW playlist on Spotify to keep track of all the songs listed in this space. Enjoy!
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Enjoy the View
Mount St. Helens from above
(Sean McMahon)
Full Story: Flickr (9/10) 
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About the Editors
Sean McMahon
Sean McMahon
My kid is a middle-schooler!!! OK, she's been in middle school since last fall, but today she finally got the chance to go on campus for in-person learning. Good luck, sweetie!

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