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Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini Celebrates Animal Biology
Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini Celebrates Animal Biology

How dolphins do it, or what the first rule of advertising has to do with expanding the market for biology.

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The Sorcerers & Their Apprentices: The Untold Story of MIT Media Lab
The Sorcerers & Their Apprentices: The Untold Story of MIT Media Lab

What jazz-playing robots have to do with intelligent cars, the future of reading and augmented intuition.

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The Moby Awards for Best and Worst Book Trailers
The Moby Awards for Best and Worst Book Trailers

What zero-gravity intercourse has to do with the future of information and the fate of the printed page.

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books

What the limits of the universe have to do with the history of jazz and the secret of happiness.

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5 Must-Read Books by TED Global 2011 Speakers
5 Must-Read Books by TED Global 2011 Speakers

What the pursuit of pleasure has to do with lie-detection, the history of money and the sorrows of work.

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Incognito: David Eagleman Unravels the Secret Lives of the Brain
Incognito: David Eagleman Unravels the Secret Lives of the Brain

What seeing rainbows has to do with artificial intelligence and the biology of infidelity.

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