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From Francis Bacon to Hobbes to Turing: George Dyson on the History of Bits
From Francis Bacon to Hobbes to Turing: George Dyson on the History of Bits

What Sir Francis Bacon has to do with the dawn of the Internet and the inner workings of your iPhone.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most  Important Thing to Know About the Universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most Important Thing to Know About the Universe

What our sense connectedness has to do with NASA’s budget and the osmosis of rationality and intuition.

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The Power of Habit and How to Rewire Our “Habit Loops”
The Power of Habit and How to Rewire Our “Habit Loops”

What Iraqi kebob vendors have to do with your New Year’s resolutions.

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Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith
Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

How to glean secular models for engagement and inspiration from religious rituals.

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A Booklover’s Map of Literary Geography circa 1933
A Booklover’s Map of Literary Geography circa 1933

On the Bostoncentricity of literature, or what “our first man of letters” has to do with Poe.

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The Seven Lady Godivas: Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known “Adult” Book of Nudes
The Seven Lady Godivas: Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known “Adult” Book of Nudes

What Peeping Toms have to do with failure and the expectations of genius.

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