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27 of History’s Strangest Inventions
27 of History’s Strangest Inventions

If you can’t deliver the newspaper on your amphibious bicycle, you can always fax it.

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The Baloney Detection Kit: A 10-Point Checklist for Science Literacy
The Baloney Detection Kit: A 10-Point Checklist for Science Literacy

How to assess the believability of claims without succumbing to cynicism.

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The Lady Anatomist: The Wax Sculptures of 18th-Century Artist-Scientist Anna Morandi Manzolini
The Lady Anatomist: The Wax Sculptures of 18th-Century Artist-Scientist Anna Morandi Manzolini

In eighteenth-century Italy, the “medical Venus” becomes the professor.

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How Creativity Works
How Creativity Works

Inside the ‘seething cauldron of ideas,’ or what Bob Dylan has to do with the value of the synthesizer mind.

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The Vital Interplay of Intuition and Rationality in Love and the Emotional Mind
The Vital Interplay of Intuition and Rationality in Love and the Emotional Mind

Why, in love, “one must balance a respect for proof with a fondness for the unproven and the unprovable.”

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The Laws of Thermopoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science
The Laws of Thermopoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science

What Charles Dickens has to do with equilibrium and entropy.

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