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BBC’s The Human Animal
BBC’s The Human Animal

What offensive Italian hand-gestures have to do with beauty and the evolution of sexuality.

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An Optimist’s Tour of the Future
An Optimist’s Tour of the Future

What the fountain of youth has to do with robots and unlearning our faulty thinking.

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Lawrence Lessig on the Free Access Movement
Lawrence Lessig on the Free Access Movement

Open access to knowledge, a business model for science, and the value of “uncool” innovation.

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From Nature to NASA: The Fascinating Story of Velcro, a Pioneering Masterpiece of Biomimicry
From Nature to NASA: The Fascinating Story of Velcro, a Pioneering Masterpiece of Biomimicry

Innovation that sticks, or how to turn nature’s aggravations into universal usefulness.

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Children and Established Artists Draw Autism
Children and Established Artists Draw Autism

What the spectrum of difference has to do with 12th-century demons and Google Earth.

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How Cancer Became Cancer and What Its Future Holds: A Pulitzer-Winning Biography of the Dreaded Disease
How Cancer Became Cancer and What Its Future Holds: A Pulitzer-Winning Biography of the Dreaded Disease

A comprehensive and eloquent scientific and sociocultural history of the ubiquitous disease wins the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.

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