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Around the World in 80 Diets: Portraits of What People Across the Globe Eat in an Average Day
Around the World in 80 Diets: Portraits of What People Across the Globe Eat in an Average Day

From Bangladesh to Brazil, or what photojournalism can reveal about food and cultural context.

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The Geometry of Pasta: A Minimalist Design Cookbook
The Geometry of Pasta: A Minimalist Design Cookbook

Canestrini, canestri and what design minimalism has to do with the perfect sauce.

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Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated
Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated

What the speed of light has to do with the reinvention of agriculture and our fear of tininess.

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Robin Moore’s String Math Portraits
Robin Moore’s String Math Portraits

String theory for the rest of us, or what vintage photography has to do with gaming for good.

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7 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers
7 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers

Design imperialism, what gender equality has to do with military spending, and where 185 pig parts go.

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We’re Getting On: The Book That Grows Trees
We’re Getting On: The Book That Grows Trees

Life without Twitter, luddite literature, and why judging a book by its cover may at last be okay.

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