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How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell
How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell

“The world of scents is at least as rich as the world of sight.”

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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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How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity
How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”

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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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