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The Probability That You Are Dreaming Right Now? 1 in 10.
The Probability That You Are Dreaming Right Now? 1 in 10.

Navigating the maze of dream-decisions, dream-consequences, and the invariable world of experiences.

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Trinity: A Graphic History of the Atomic Bomb
Trinity: A Graphic History of the Atomic Bomb

From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, or what uranium isotopes have to do with moral philosophy.

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A Rare Glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci’s Anatomical Drawings
A Rare Glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci’s Anatomical Drawings

How one of history’s greatest artists almost became history’s greatest anatomist.

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Sally Ride, the First American Woman in Space, on What It’s Actually Like to Launch on the Space Shuttle
Sally Ride, the First American Woman in Space, on What It’s Actually Like to Launch on the Space Shuttle

Celebrating a pioneering astronaut, remarkable role model, and tireless advocate of science literacy.

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Einstein, Gödel, and the Science of Time Travel
Einstein, Gödel, and the Science of Time Travel

Meeting your future grandchildren in a rotating universe.

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A Vintage Scientific Paper Published as a 38-Stanza Poem
A Vintage Scientific Paper Published as a 38-Stanza Poem

Verse and vengeance in vintage Australian astrophysics.

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