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Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become
Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become

“Human nature is to a significant degree the product of human design.”

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The Science of How the Universe Will End, in a Poetic Animation
The Science of How the Universe Will End, in a Poetic Animation

The lyrical symmetry of how the cosmos was born, how it will die, and what to make of the mystery in between.

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Our Microbes, Ourselves: How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms Living Inside Us Are Redefining What It Means to Be Human
Our Microbes, Ourselves: How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms Living Inside Us Are Redefining What It Means to Be Human

“You are mostly not you… We are not individuals; we are ecosystems.”

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The Rise of Networkism: A Visual History of Human Knowledge, from Aristotle to the Algorithm
The Rise of Networkism: A Visual History of Human Knowledge, from Aristotle to the Algorithm

What Darwin has to do with superservers and galaxy formation.

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The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics, Animated
The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics, Animated

How a lineage of scientists pieced together the puzzle revealing the dual nature of the universe.

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What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated
What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated

“It has always been the prime function of mythology and rite to supply the symbols that carry the human spirit forward.”

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