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The Lady Anatomist: The Wax Sculptures of 18th-Century Artist-Scientist Anna Morandi Manzolini
The Lady Anatomist: The Wax Sculptures of 18th-Century Artist-Scientist Anna Morandi Manzolini

In eighteenth-century Italy, the “medical Venus” becomes the professor.

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Alan Turing’s Reading List: Books the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library
Alan Turing’s Reading List: Books the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library

What Alice in Wonderland has to do with electromagnetic theory, relativity, and Pluto.

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Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other
Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other

From Gertrude Stein to Karl Popper, or how to architect “negative capability” and live with mystery.

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The Laws of Thermopoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science
The Laws of Thermopoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science

What Charles Dickens has to do with equilibrium and entropy.

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Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy
Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy

What the the love of libraries has to do with going home to Mars and the foundation of democracy.

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Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget
Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget

What T.S. Eliot has to do with genetics and the optimal investment theory for your intellectual life.

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