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Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation
Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation

Debunking the phrenology of our day, or why self-help books offer the cognitive science equivalent of snake oil.

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Portraits of Cultural Icons by 80 of the World’s Top Illustrators
Portraits of Cultural Icons by 80 of the World’s Top Illustrators

What Stephen Hawking’s eyebrows have to do with Amy Winehouse and the artist as a storyteller.

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How a Book is Made: AD 400 vs. 1947 vs. 1961 vs. 2011
How a Book is Made: AD 400 vs. 1947 vs. 1961 vs. 2011

A brief history of the bound page and our evolving collective narrative about its craftsmanship.

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Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Scientists on God, Part 2
Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Scientists on God, Part 2

What uniform motion has to do with religion, or what Galileo can teach us about consciousness.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment: History’s Most Controversial Psychology Study Turns 40
The Stanford Prison Experiment: History’s Most Controversial Psychology Study Turns 40

Insights on identity and the aberrations of authority from the most notorious psychology experiment of all time.

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The Exposed City: A Brief History of Mapping the Urban Invisibles
The Exposed City: A Brief History of Mapping the Urban Invisibles

From Ptolemy to MIT, or what Edward Tufte has to do with Google Earth and the future of understanding cities.

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