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The Two-Way

Did Dark Matter Make The Early Universe Chill Out?

A new study suggests that the early universe got an unexpectedly cold start, and that dark matter may be to blame.

Mirage Diamans
Sunny Day Diamans
First of the Month Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Straight up Raining Mammal Hands
Wringer Mammal Hands
Michael Collins Autograph Samuel Jackson Five
Dust and Disquiet Caspian
Aether Release The Long Ships
Snow Release The Long Ships

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Dessa Separates Head From Heart, With A Little Help From Science

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Good Grief Dessa
Evolve IHF

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Shots - Health News

States Seek More Federal Funding For Opioid Treatment, Not More Promises

States Seek More Federal Funding For Opioid Treatment, Not More Promises

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Solace Fait
Chasing Youth Fait
Heart of Nowhere Noah and the Whale

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Auto Industry Healthy Enough To Withstand Next Downturn, Analysts Say

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Higgs Boson Tides From Nebula
Tragedy Of Joseph Merrick Tides From Nebula

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Did Dark Matter Make The Early Universe Chill Out?

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At Dawn (VIP) Solar Heavy
Chameleon Brendan Canning

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald arrives to speak to the media at the Parliament Buildings in Belfast on Feb. 12. She supports same-sex marriage and ending Ireland's abortion ban, but critics warn that she's tied to many of her party's hard-line policies. Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A New Leader For Ireland's Sinn Fein, But Will It Be A New Era?

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Vetus Memoria God Is An Astronaut
Centralia God Is An Astronaut
Still Sound Toro y Moi