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The Dalai Lama on Science and Spirituality
The Dalai Lama on Science and Spirituality

“What science finds to be nonexistent we should all accept as nonexistent, but what science merely does not find is a completely different matter.”

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The Scientific Poetics of Affection: Lewis Thomas on Altruism and Why We Are Wired for Friendship
The Scientific Poetics of Affection: Lewis Thomas on Altruism and Why We Are Wired for Friendship

“Left to ourselves, mechanistic and autonomic, we hanker for friends… Maybe altruism is our most primitive attribute, out of reach, beyond our control.”

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Japanese Artist Ryota Kajita’s Otherworldly Photographs of Ice Formation in Alaska
Japanese Artist Ryota Kajita’s Otherworldly Photographs of Ice Formation in Alaska

A visual serenade to one of the most beautiful and seemingly miraculous phenomena of the physical universe.

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The Mesmerizing Microscopy of Trees: Otherworldly Images Revealing the Cellular Structure of Wood Specimens
The Mesmerizing Microscopy of Trees: Otherworldly Images Revealing the Cellular Structure of Wood Specimens

Stunning images that occupy the lacuna between art and science.

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Physicist Alan Lightman on the Illusion of Absolute Rest
Physicist Alan Lightman on the Illusion of Absolute Rest

The beautiful and disorienting science of why we are mostly restlessness and empty space.

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman

How an unsung heroine established a new field of science and helped defeat the Nazis with pencil, paper, and perseverance.

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