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Snail, Where Are You? Tomi Ungerer’s Wordless Vintage Conceptual Masterpiece
Snail, Where Are You? Tomi Ungerer’s Wordless Vintage Conceptual Masterpiece

An illustrated celebration of our pattern-recognition ability and a radiant invitation to attentive wonderment.

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How Astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell Shaped Our Understanding of the Universe by Discovering Pulsars, Only to Be Excluded from the Nobel Prize
How Astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell Shaped Our Understanding of the Universe by Discovering Pulsars, Only to Be Excluded from the Nobel Prize

How a sole “scruffy signal” jokingly attributed to “little green men” forever changed our image of the cosmos.

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Nora Ephron on Women, Politics, and the Myth of Objectivity in Journalism
Nora Ephron on Women, Politics, and the Myth of Objectivity in Journalism

“I’ve never believed in objective journalism … because all writing is about selecting what you want to use. And as soon as you choose what to select, you’re not being objective.”

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Geoff Dyer on the Paradoxical Rewards of Our Capacity for Disappointment
Geoff Dyer on the Paradoxical Rewards of Our Capacity for Disappointment

“When I am no longer capable of disappointment the romance will be gone: I may as well be dead.”

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The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser on the Transcendence of Nature and Fishing as a Metaphor for the Pursuit of Knowledge
The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser on the Transcendence of Nature and Fishing as a Metaphor for the Pursuit of Knowledge

“We are surrounded by mystery, by what we don’t know and, more dramatically, by what we can’t know.”

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Thoreau on How to Use Civil Disobedience to Advance Justice
Thoreau on How to Use Civil Disobedience to Advance Justice

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”

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