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How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal

Philosophy, entrepreneurship, and what classic spiritual movements have to do with modern geeks.

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A Rare Look at Japan: Hand-Colored Images from the 1920s
A Rare Look at Japan: Hand-Colored Images from the 1920s

What Geisha parlors have to do with arranged marriages, Buddhist priests and earthquake recovery.

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Happy Birthday, Velcro: From Nature to NASA, Animated
Happy Birthday, Velcro: From Nature to NASA, Animated

Innovation that sticks, or how to turn nature’s aggravations into universal usefulness.

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A Brief History of Cheese
A Brief History of Cheese

What the goodness of Gouda has to do with MRI scans have to do with microbial engineering.

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BBC’s The Human Animal
BBC’s The Human Animal

What offensive Italian hand-gestures have to do with beauty and the evolution of sexuality.

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7 Must-Read Books on Education
7 Must-Read Books on Education

What the free speech movement of the 1960s has to do with digital learning and The Beatles.

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