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Tiny Collaborative Stories
Tiny Collaborative Stories

A charmingly minimalist cross-pollination of word and image at the heart of being human.

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The Best Science Books of 2012
The Best Science Books of 2012

From cosmology to cosmic love, or what your biological clock has to do with diagraming evolution.

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How Thomas Jefferson Pioneered the Tomato, Championed Urban Farming, and Taught Americans to Make Coffee
How Thomas Jefferson Pioneered the Tomato, Championed Urban Farming, and Taught Americans to Make Coffee

The Founding Father’s lesser-known but monumental contributions to modern culture.

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Andrew Zuckerman’s Extraordinary Portraits of Flowers
Andrew Zuckerman’s Extraordinary Portraits of Flowers

Blossoms like you’ve never seen them before.

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Happiness, Conformity, and Integrity
Eleanor Roosevelt on Happiness, Conformity, and Integrity

“When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else … you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.”

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Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?
Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?

How “the cleverest organ in the known universe could suddenly become one of the dumbest.”

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