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Carl Sagan on Books
Carl Sagan on Books

How to reach across the millennia and access magic.

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A Poetic Definition of Science Circa 1997
A Poetic Definition of Science Circa 1997

“…science is a human cultural activity, not a purely dispassionate striving after truth.”

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The Dalai Lama on Science and Technology
The Dalai Lama on Science and Technology

Pain, pleasure, and what sets man apart from machine.

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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

From visual puns to the grid, or what Edward Tufte has to do with the invention of the fine print.

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Harry Clarke’s Haunting 1919 Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s <em>Tales of Mystery and Imagination</em>
Harry Clarke’s Haunting 1919 Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Artful Edwardian-era erotica at the intersection of the whimsical and the macabre.

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A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939
A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939

“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”

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