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What Makes the Octopus and Its Consciousness So Extraordinary
What Makes the Octopus and Its Consciousness So Extraordinary

A humbling inquiry into a tentacled intelligence so wonderfully different from our own.

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The Life of the Mind: Oliver Sacks’s 121 Formative and Favorite Books from a Lifetime of Reading
The Life of the Mind: Oliver Sacks’s 121 Formative and Favorite Books from a Lifetime of Reading

From Descartes to Curie to the Oxford English Dictionary, a biblio-anatomy of an unrepeatable mind.

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How Mendeleev Invented His Periodic Table in a Dream
How Mendeleev Invented His Periodic Table in a Dream

“Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper.”

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Charles Darwin’s Touching Letter of Appreciation to His Best Friend and Greatest Champion
Charles Darwin’s Touching Letter of Appreciation to His Best Friend and Greatest Champion

“You are the one living soul from whom I have constantly received sympathy… I never forget for even a minute how much assistance I have received from you.”

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The Creative Sympathies of Art and Science: Alan Lightman on What the Exhilarating Mystery of Creative Breakthrough Feels Like
The Creative Sympathies of Art and Science: Alan Lightman on What the Exhilarating Mystery of Creative Breakthrough Feels Like

An exquisite account of those moments that feel “like a great hand has suddenly grabbed hold and flung you across the surface like a skimming stone.”

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Trailblazing Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride in Conversation with Gloria Steinem About Gender in Science and How Lazy Media Portrayals Perpetuate Stereotypes
Trailblazing Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride in Conversation with Gloria Steinem About Gender in Science and How Lazy Media Portrayals Perpetuate Stereotypes

A marvelous lost interview, found and animated.

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