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Freeman Dyson on Tool-Creation, Technology, and What Makes a Scientific Revolution
Freeman Dyson on Tool-Creation, Technology, and What Makes a Scientific Revolution

“In every human culture, the hand and the brain work together to create the style that makes a civilization.”

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Digesting the Most Important Food Politics Book of the Past 50 Years
Digesting the Most Important Food Politics Book of the Past 50 Years

Up close and personal with a book whose highest aspiration is to one day be quaint.

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The Great Bridge: An Essential History of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Great Bridge: An Essential History of the Brooklyn Bridge

What wire-walkers and medical mysteries have to do with the world’s deepest pit and the secret female engineer behind an architectural icon.

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Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born
Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born

“What is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations!”

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Jesse Bering on the Adaptive Value and Neurochemistry of Heartbreak
Jesse Bering on the Adaptive Value and Neurochemistry of Heartbreak

The science of why it’s possible to actually die of a broken heart.

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The Science of Waiting and the Art of Delay
The Science of Waiting and the Art of Delay

Exploring the intersection of time and decision-making to shine a light on what it means to be human.

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