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Richard Feynman Reveals the Key to Science in 63 Seconds
Richard Feynman Reveals the Key to Science in 63 Seconds

“If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong.”

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The Pleasure of the Inconceivable Nature of Nature: A Feynman Remix Featuring Joan Feynman
The Pleasure of the Inconceivable Nature of Nature: A Feynman Remix Featuring Joan Feynman

What the science of auroras has to do with the art of romance.

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Christopher Sykes, the Filmmaker Behind the Beloved Richard Feynman Documentaries
Christopher Sykes, the Filmmaker Behind the Beloved Richard Feynman Documentaries

Storytelling meets the pleasure of finding things out.

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No Ordinary Genius: BBC Captures Richard Feynman’s Legacy
No Ordinary Genius: BBC Captures Richard Feynman’s Legacy

Explaining the scientific process with chess, or why childlike wonder is key to getting unstuck in science.

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A Graphic Novel Biography of Richard Feynman
A Graphic Novel Biography of Richard Feynman

Safe-cracking the quantum physics way, or what the Challenger disaster has to do with bongo drums.

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What Is Science? From Feynman to Sagan to Asimov to Curie, an Omnibus of Definitions
What Is Science? From Feynman to Sagan to Asimov to Curie, an Omnibus of Definitions

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

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Richard Feynman’s Mischievous Nobel Prize Wager
Richard Feynman’s Mischievous Nobel Prize Wager

Fifteen dollars of irreverence and honor, or how to avoid “occupational disease.”

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The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011
The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011

Illustrated correspondence, rock’n’roll, and what an old Kurt Vonnegut has to do with a young Hemingway.

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The 11 Best Science Books of 2011
The 11 Best Science Books of 2011

From Infinity to Fibonacci, or what religious mythology has to do with the inner workings of field science.

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Richard Feynman on Beauty, Honors, and Curiosity
Richard Feynman on Beauty, Honors, and Curiosity

The art of uncertainty, why awards are the wrong pursuit, and how to find wonder in truth.

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