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The Scientific Poetics of Affection: Lewis Thomas on Altruism and Why We Are Wired for Friendship
The Scientific Poetics of Affection: Lewis Thomas on Altruism and Why We Are Wired for Friendship

“Left to ourselves, mechanistic and autonomic, we hanker for friends… Maybe altruism is our most primitive attribute, out of reach, beyond our control.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why We’re Wired for Science & How Originality Differs in Science vs. Art
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why We’re Wired for Science & How Originality Differs in Science vs. Art

“Every child is a scientist.”

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Earth Day the Wired Way
Earth Day the Wired Way

This year, celebrate Earth Day with a simple but tangible touch to your wired ways.

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Octopus Empire: An Animated Poem
Octopus Empire: An Animated Poem

A playful and poignant what-if for the planet.

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Naomi Shihab Nye’s Beloved Ode to Kindness, Animated
Naomi Shihab Nye’s Beloved Ode to Kindness, Animated

“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth.”

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The Science of Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
The Science of Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

“The self is more of a superhighway for social influence than it is the impenetrable private fortress we believe it to be.”

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Wired for Culture: How Language Enabled “Visual Theft,” Sparked Innovation, and Helped Us Evolve
Wired for Culture: How Language Enabled “Visual Theft,” Sparked Innovation, and Helped Us Evolve

Why remix culture and collaborative creativity are an evolutionary advantage.

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Psychedelic Dinosaurs, Four-Dimensional Hummingbirds, and How We Got Our Vision: Color, Consciousness, and the Dazzling Universe of Tetrachromacy
Psychedelic Dinosaurs, Four-Dimensional Hummingbirds, and How We Got Our Vision: Color, Consciousness, and the Dazzling Universe of Tetrachromacy

“When we pay attention to other animals, our own world expands and deepens.”

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Darwin’s Greatest Regret and His Deathbed Reflection on What Makes Life Worth Living
Darwin’s Greatest Regret and His Deathbed Reflection on What Makes Life Worth Living

“If I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”

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Sappho’s Timeless Elegy for Heartbreak at the End of Love, Reimagined in a Haunting Choral Invocation
Sappho’s Timeless Elegy for Heartbreak at the End of Love, Reimagined in a Haunting Choral Invocation

“Rejoice, go and remember me.”

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