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E.O. Wilson’s Advice to Young Scientists
E.O. Wilson’s Advice to Young Scientists

“What is crucial is not that technical ability, but it is imagination in all of its applications.”

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Iconic Designer Charles Eames’s Most Memorable Aphorisms
Iconic Designer Charles Eames’s Most Memorable Aphorisms

“Beyond the age of information is the age of choices.”

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Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview
Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview

“Anything that puts a sense of the miraculous in you… Anything that makes you feel alive is good.”

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Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman
Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman

“Someone on the internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid, or evil, or it’s all been done before? Make good art.”

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A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency
A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

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Isabella Rossellini’s Kooky Educational Films about Bees
Isabella Rossellini’s Kooky Educational Films about Bees

What Shakespeare and Aristotle got wrong, how bee spit becomes honey, and why having sex all day makes one totally helpless.

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Legendary Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Aphorisms on Education and Learning
Legendary Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Aphorisms on Education and Learning

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.”

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Live the Questions: Jacqueline Novogratz’s Advice to Graduates
Live the Questions: Jacqueline Novogratz’s Advice to Graduates

“Inspiring hope in a cynical world might be the most radical thing you can possibly do.”

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The Science of Internal Time, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired
The Science of Internal Time, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired

Debunking the social stigma around late risers, or what Einstein has to do with teens’ risk for smoking.

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Dancing About Architecture: A Field Guide to Creativity
Dancing About Architecture: A Field Guide to Creativity

“It is the ability to spot the potential in the product of connecting things that don’t ordinarily go together that marks out the person who is truly creative.”

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