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You know all those CDs and CD-Rs in your music collection down in the basement? They have a shelf life

Even CDs made by the same company in the same year and wrapped in identical packaging might have totally different lifespans. That’s what Library of Congress researchers found when they tested twin copies of Paul Winter’s Grammy-nominated 1987 album Earthbeat. The two seemingly identical discs were exposed to extreme heat and humidity in an accelerated-aging…