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Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion
Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion

“Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.”

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The Timekeeper: Behind the Scenes of Humanity’s Most Accurate Atomic Clocks, Which Dictate Our Daily Lives
The Timekeeper: Behind the Scenes of Humanity’s Most Accurate Atomic Clocks, Which Dictate Our Daily Lives

“Time is a coordinate that lets us most simply understand the evolution of the universe.”

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Happy Birthday, Standard Time: How the Railroads Gave Us Time Zones
Happy Birthday, Standard Time: How the Railroads Gave Us Time Zones

How the quest to prevent train collisions forever changed the global clock.

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The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression
The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression

What language and symbolism have to do with mood and how light exposure and sleep shape our mental health.

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We Are Made of Dead Stuff: Amazing Animation Made of Leaves
We Are Made of Dead Stuff: Amazing Animation Made of Leaves

“You and most of the matter in your body are just two or three degrees of separation from things like pond scum.”

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space

“Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare…”

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