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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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Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview
Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview

“Anything that puts a sense of the miraculous in you… Anything that makes you feel alive is good.”

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Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely on the Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty
Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely on the Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty

“Creativity can help us tell better stories — stories that allow us to be even more dishonest but still think of ourselves as wonderfully honest people.”

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Cargo Cult Science: Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Graduation Address on Integrity
Cargo Cult Science: Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Graduation Address on Integrity

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself.”

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What a Plant Knows
What a Plant Knows

How a plant can tell whether you’re wearing a blue or red shirt as you’re approaching it.

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Chasing Venus: When the World Came Together to Measure the Heavens
Chasing Venus: When the World Came Together to Measure the Heavens

What Ben Franklin, Sweden, and a lucky break in the clouds have to do with the distance to the Sun.

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