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As We May Think: Vannevar Bush’s Prescient 1945 Vision for the Information Age, the Power of “Curation,” and the Need for Open-Access Science
As We May Think: Vannevar Bush’s Prescient 1945 Vision for the Information Age, the Power of “Curation,” and the Need for Open-Access Science

“There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Intelligent Design as a Philosophy of Ignorance
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Intelligent Design as a Philosophy of Ignorance

Why even Newton was susceptible to cognitive cop-outs.

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The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated
The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated

What cortisol and oxytocin have to do with a 19th-century German playwright.

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How Bird Wings Work
How Bird Wings Work

Explaining “the masterpiece of nature, the perfectest venture imaginable” with computational fluid dynamics.

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The Surprising Science of Why It’s Dark at Night, Animated
The Surprising Science of Why It’s Dark at Night, Animated

The glowing edge of space, or how the expansion of the universe is affecting the visible spectrum.

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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

How a tiny cluster of genes and proteins gave rise to zombie and vampire mythology.

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