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The Cassiopeia Project: Free Science Education Online
The Cassiopeia Project: Free Science Education Online

What a mysterious retired physicist has to do with the future of learning.

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More Shoes: A 5,000-Kilometer Dream Pursuit
More Shoes: A 5,000-Kilometer Dream Pursuit

From Madrid to Kiev, or what chasing a dream across time zones can teach us about aspiration.

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The Genius of Design: A BBC Design Retrospective
The Genius of Design: A BBC Design Retrospective

What plastic chairs have to do with German partisanship and how women use the kitchen.

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Remix Culture Spotlight: Walking on Eggshells
Remix Culture Spotlight: Walking on Eggshells

What legal anachronism has to do with Bob Dylan, Picasso and Family Guy.

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Gift Guide Part 3: Free
Gift Guide Part 3: Free

DIY goodness, intellectual enrichment, and how to go cheap without being cheap.

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Inside The Kelly Writers House Audio Archives
Inside The Kelly Writers House Audio Archives

The muses of happiness and misery, or what closet hedonism has to do with the arts.

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Opening Up the Hitchcock and Lang Archives
Opening Up the Hitchcock and Lang Archives

What silent film has to do with sci-fi classics and the democratization of media.

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An Odyssey Through Asian Art & Art History
An Odyssey Through Asian Art & Art History

What porcelain has to do with Afghanistan, or how to break into China’s Forbidden City.

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Popular Science, Digitized
Popular Science, Digitized

137 years of human curiosity, or what lawnmowers have to do with nuclear detectives in China.

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SnagFilms: Democratizing Documentaries
SnagFilms: Democratizing Documentaries

What the Arctic Circle has to do with the Bush administration and the lifecycle of rock ‘n’ roll.

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