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What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition
What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition

How to get a tarantula off your southwest leg, or what Astérix has to do with religion and the Manhattan grid.

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Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books
Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books

How to put your “beft” foot forward, or what the algorithm of censorship has to do with 1950.

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The Secret Life of Pronouns: Computational Linguistics and What Our Word Choices Reveal About Us
The Secret Life of Pronouns: Computational Linguistics and What Our Word Choices Reveal About Us

What the pronouns you use reveal about your thoughts and emotions, or how to liespot your everyday email.

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People Who Became Nouns: The Music Video
People Who Became Nouns: The Music Video

Boycott, Maverick, Guillotine, Shrapnel, Cardigan, Sandwich, Silhouette, Zeppelin, Leotard, Lamborghini.

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15 Years of Cutting-Edge Thinking on Understanding the Mind
15 Years of Cutting-Edge Thinking on Understanding the Mind

What mirror neurons have to do with Abu Ghraib, the science of religion, and how happiness flourishes.

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Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation
Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation

Debunking the phrenology of our day, or why self-help books offer the cognitive science equivalent of snake oil.

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