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At What Point Are You Actually Dead?
At What Point Are You Actually Dead?

The science of why you can’t resurrect a dead body but might be able to, sort of, in the future.

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The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014
The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

Nabokov’s love letters, Shackleton’s courageous journey, the unsung heroes behind creative icons, Joni Mitchell unbound, and more.

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How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Became the World’s First Computer Programmer
How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Became the World’s First Computer Programmer

How a young woman with the uncommon talent of applying poetic imagination to science envisioned the Symbolic Medea that would become the modern computer, sparking the birth of the digital age.

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Carl Sagan Explains How Stars Are Born, Live, and Die
Carl Sagan Explains How Stars Are Born, Live, and Die

“We are made by the atoms and the stars… our matter and our form are determined by the cosmos of which we are a part.”

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Being Mortal: A Surgeon on the Crossroads Between Our Bodies and Our Inner Lives and What Really Matters in the End
Being Mortal: A Surgeon on the Crossroads Between Our Bodies and Our Inner Lives and What Really Matters in the End

How dying confers upon living “the courage to act on the truth we find.”

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Albert Einstein on the Fickle Nature of Fame, the Real Rewards of Work, and the “Whole Buffoonery” of the Cultural Establishment
Albert Einstein on the Fickle Nature of Fame, the Real Rewards of Work, and the “Whole Buffoonery” of the Cultural Establishment

“Worshipped today, scorned or even crucified tomorrow, that is the fate of people whom—God knows why—the bored public has taken possession of.”

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