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Why Bees Build Perfect Hexagons
Why Bees Build Perfect Hexagons

The space-economics of honey and wax.

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At What Point Are You Actually Dead?
At What Point Are You Actually Dead?

The science of why you can’t resurrect a dead body but might be able to, sort of, in the future.

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The Language of Lying: Animated Primer on How to Detect Deception
The Language of Lying: Animated Primer on How to Detect Deception

The four most reliable telltale signs of the 10 to 200 lies we tell and are told each day.

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Why We Lost Leisure: David Steindl-Rast on Purposeful Work, Play, and How to Find Meaning in the Magnificent Superfluities of Life
Why We Lost Leisure: David Steindl-Rast on Purposeful Work, Play, and How to Find Meaning in the Magnificent Superfluities of Life

“A piece of music doesn’t come to an end when its purpose is accomplished. It has no purpose, strictly speaking. It is the playful unfolding of meaning.”

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The Fluid Dynamics of “The Starry Night”: How Vincent Van Gogh’s Masterpiece Explains the Scientific Mysteries of Movement and Light
The Fluid Dynamics of “The Starry Night”: How Vincent Van Gogh’s Masterpiece Explains the Scientific Mysteries of Movement and Light

“In a period of intense suffering, Van Gogh was somehow able to perceive and represent one of the most supremely difficult concepts nature has ever brought before mankind.”

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Click Like You Give a Damn: The Politics of Linkbait and How Feeding on Buzz Ensures a Malnourished Soul
Click Like You Give a Damn: The Politics of Linkbait and How Feeding on Buzz Ensures a Malnourished Soul

“We have to start shaping the world we want with our clicks, because clicking is a public act.”

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