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Alan Turing’s Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library
Alan Turing’s Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library

What Alice in Wonderland has to do with electromagnetic theory, relativity, and Pluto.

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Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other
Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other

From Gertrude Stein to Karl Popper, or how to architect “negative capability” and live with mystery.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most  Important Thing to Know About the Universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most Important Thing to Know About the Universe

What our sense connectedness has to do with NASA’s budget and the osmosis of rationality and intuition.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Testifies Before Senate on the Spirit of Exploration
Neil deGrasse Tyson Testifies Before Senate on the Spirit of Exploration

On the heroism of curiosity, or what The Little Prince can teach us about longing for infinity.

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From Francis Bacon to Hobbes to Turing: George Dyson on the History of Bits
From Francis Bacon to Hobbes to Turing: George Dyson on the History of Bits

What Sir Francis Bacon has to do with the dawn of the Internet and the inner workings of your iPhone.

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At the End of the Rainbow: Vintage Film about Ultraviolet Light, 1946
At the End of the Rainbow: Vintage Film about Ultraviolet Light, 1946

In the beginning, there was ultraviolet light.

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