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The Power of Simple Words, Animated
The Power of Simple Words, Animated

Getting from “no coordinates exist like one’s domicile” to “there’s no place like home.”

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Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck
Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

On the value of unconscious association, or why the best advice is no advice.

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Comic Books as the Grimms’ Fairy Tales of Pop Culture
Comic Books as the Grimms’ Fairy Tales of Pop Culture

On making out the shape of our society through its gods of good and evil.

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How Famous Words Originated, According to the Historical Oxford English Dictionary
How Famous Words Originated, According to the Historical Oxford English Dictionary

Hunting down five centuries of linguistic innovation.

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Alan Turing’s Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library
Alan Turing’s Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library

What Alice in Wonderland has to do with electromagnetic theory, relativity, and Pluto.

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At the End of the Rainbow: Vintage Film about Ultraviolet Light, 1946
At the End of the Rainbow: Vintage Film about Ultraviolet Light, 1946

In the beginning, there was ultraviolet light.

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