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The Mushroom Hunters: Neil Gaiman’s Feminist Poem About Science, Read by Amanda Palmer
The Mushroom Hunters: Neil Gaiman’s Feminist Poem About Science, Read by Amanda Palmer

An ode to humanity’s unheralded originators of the scientific method.

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Gwendolyn Brooks on Vulnerability as Strength and Her Advice to Writers
Gwendolyn Brooks on Vulnerability as Strength and Her Advice to Writers

“Wherever life can grow, it will. It will sprout out, and do the best it can.”

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Poems of Space: Pioneering Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell Reads “Halley’s Comet” by Stanley Kunitz
Poems of Space: Pioneering Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell Reads “Halley’s Comet” by Stanley Kunitz

An ode to the transcendent meeting point of outer space and inner space.

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Meryl Streep Sings Her Mother’s Lullaby
Meryl Streep Sings Her Mother’s Lullaby

A moment of sweetness nestled between the mighty ages of eternity.

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Poetry as Protest and Sanctuary: Jane Hirshfield’s Magnificent Poem Against the Silencing of Science and the Assault on Nature
Poetry as Protest and Sanctuary: Jane Hirshfield’s Magnificent Poem Against the Silencing of Science and the Assault on Nature

“The facts were told not to speak / and were taken away. / The facts, surprised to be taken, were silent.”

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An 8-Year-Old Girl’s Poetic Tribute to Newton
An 8-Year-Old Girl’s Poetic Tribute to Newton

“Isaac Newton died when he was eighty-four, his ideas travel to develop more.”

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