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George Price and the Quest for the Origins of Altruism
George Price and the Quest for the Origins of Altruism

From Darwin to Skinner, or what vampire bats have to do with amoebas and random acts of kindness.

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How the Aurora Borealis Works
How the Aurora Borealis Works

Demystifying the cosmic origins of one of Earth’s greatest wonders, or what solar storms have to do with snow.

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World Science Festival: Scents and Sensibilities, or How Smell Works
World Science Festival: Scents and Sensibilities, or How Smell Works

From pheromones to disease detection via smell, or what your nose has to do with the neurochemistry of nostalgia.

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Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology
Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology

What 14th-century cathedrals have to do with Google, Darwin and the purpose of art’s existence.

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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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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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