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On Scientific Taste
On Scientific Taste

“Our taste derives from the summation of all that we have learnt from others, experienced and thought.”

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Shakespeare and the Number 14, or Why Poetry and Mathematics Belong Together
Shakespeare and the Number 14, or Why Poetry and Mathematics Belong Together

A short lesson in cultural cross-pollination.

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French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How the Inventor’s Mind Works, 1908
French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How the Inventor’s Mind Works, 1908

Why to create is to choose the right combinations.

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The Cultural History and Adaptive Function of Boredom
The Cultural History and Adaptive Function of Boredom

What Madame Bovary has to do with MRI and rock’n’roll.

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Bee City: 1951 Short Film about the Social Life of Bees
Bee City: 1951 Short Film about the Social Life of Bees

What goes on inside the microcosm of one of Earth’s most fascinating civilizations.

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Summer Reading List 2012: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine
Summer Reading List 2012: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine

The science of creativity, the creativity of science, and what your internal clock has to do with Saudi Arabia.

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