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5 Cross-Disciplinary Cookbooks
5 Cross-Disciplinary Cookbooks

What Dracula, liquid nitrogen and hackers have to do with IKEA furniture.

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The Talking Tree: Vegetation Does Social Media
The Talking Tree: Vegetation Does Social Media

Facebooking flora, or what biometric feedback has to do with broadening empathy.

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What Does It Mean to Be Human?
What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Primates, philosophers, and how subjectivity ensures the absolute truth of our existence.

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BBC on Science vs. Religion: The End of God?
BBC on Science vs. Religion: The End of God?

What falling apples have to do with transcendence, politics and The God Helmet.

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Bees, Bees, Bees: In Praise of an Extraordinary Creature
Bees, Bees, Bees: In Praise of an Extraordinary Creature

10,000 buzzing pixels, the real source of your breakfast, and what electron microscopes have to do with art.

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On Words
On Words

A modern-day Helen Keller moment, or why the currency of communication is more complex than we think.

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