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Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?
Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?

How “the cleverest organ in the known universe could suddenly become one of the dumbest.”

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An Animated Open Letter to President Obama on the State of Science Education
An Animated Open Letter to President Obama on the State of Science Education

Reigniting the spark of physics in an education ethos stuck 150 years in the past.

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The Half-Life of Facts: Dissecting the Predictable Patterns of How Knowledge Grows
The Half-Life of Facts: Dissecting the Predictable Patterns of How Knowledge Grows

“No one learns something new and then holds it entirely independent of what they already know. We incorporate it into the little edifice of personal knowledge that we have been creating in our minds our entire lives.”

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The Birth of Sound: Why the Big Bang Was Actually Silent
The Birth of Sound: Why the Big Bang Was Actually Silent

The science of why the wail of the baby Universe sounded like muffled highway traffic.

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The Science of “Intuition”
The Science of “Intuition”

“There is no such thing as an intuitive person tout court. Intuition is a domain-specific ability.”

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Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works
Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works

Why we fall in love, what we’re all made of, how dreams work, and more deceptively simple mysteries of living.

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