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Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe
Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

A visual catalog of our quintessential quest to understand the cosmos and our place in it.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man
Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man

A journey to where the semicolon meets the soul.

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What the Future of Robots Reveals About the Human Condition
What the Future of Robots Reveals About the Human Condition

“I find it touchingly poetic to think that as our technology grows more advanced, we may grow more human.”

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C.S. Lewis on the Three Ways of Writing for Children and the Key to Authenticity in All Writing
C.S. Lewis on the Three Ways of Writing for Children and the Key to Authenticity in All Writing

“The only moral that is of any value is that which arises inevitably from the whole cast of the author’s mind.”

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The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works
The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

From Medieval sword-fighters to Broca’s brains, or why the hand may hold the key to the link between creativity and mental illness.

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Neil Gaiman Reimagines Hansel and Gretel, with Stunning Illustrations by Italian Graphic Artist Lorenzo Mattotti
Neil Gaiman Reimagines Hansel and Gretel, with Stunning Illustrations by Italian Graphic Artist Lorenzo Mattotti

“If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up.”

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship
The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship

“More isn’t always better: no more in information design than in poetry…”

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The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking
The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking

A visual record of humanity’s most eternal fears and our immutable longing for grace, mercy, and the miraculous.

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Young Hans Christian Andersen’s Breathtaking Account of Climbing Mount Vesuvius During an Eruption
Young Hans Christian Andersen’s Breathtaking Account of Climbing Mount Vesuvius During an Eruption

“The sea raised its great wings, coal black smoke arose from Vesuvius into the blue sky…”

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33 Books on How to Live: My Reading List for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization
33 Books on How to Live: My Reading List for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization

Books that help us make sense of ourselves, our world, and our place in it.

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