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Missed Connections Illustrated: Artist Sophie Blackall’s Touching Visual Odes to Modern Love
Missed Connections Illustrated: Artist Sophie Blackall’s Touching Visual Odes to Modern Love

Reverse-engineering serendipity, or what ice skating collisions have to do with fish market romance.

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Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology
Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology

What 14th-century cathedrals have to do with Google, Darwin and the purpose of art’s existence.

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Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens, Possibly His Last
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens, Possibly His Last

From Ben Franklin to Qadafi, or what the Egyptian Revolution has to do with Harry Potter.

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The Myth of Popular Culture: Why ‘Highbrow’ & ‘Lowbrow’ Don’t Work
The Myth of Popular Culture: Why ‘Highbrow’ & ‘Lowbrow’ Don’t Work

From Dante to Dylan, or what nineteenth-century phrenology has to do with the codification of bigotry.

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Digital Decluttering: 3 Ways to Visualize Your Mac’s Hard Drive
Digital Decluttering: 3 Ways to Visualize Your Mac’s Hard Drive

How to spot RAM offenders, or what data visualization has to do with the workings of your second brain.

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Public Science Triumphs: Cat-Inspired Computing of the Future
Public Science Triumphs: Cat-Inspired Computing of the Future

Why your cat is 83 times smarter than your computer, or how government funding can bridge the gap.

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Asylum: Inside the Haunting World of 19th-Century Mental Hospitals
Asylum: Inside the Haunting World of 19th-Century Mental Hospitals

What straitjackets have to do with Eames chairs and the mutations of policy ideals.

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Lip Service: The Science of Smiles
Lip Service: The Science of Smiles

What crow’s feet have to do with authenticity and why you don’t remember your first smile.

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Rare Early Photographs of Musicians Around the World
Rare Early Photographs of Musicians Around the World

Playing the hurdy-gurdy, or why African-American jazz bands were banned in Australia until 1954.

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Brain Bugs: The Glorious Imperfections of Our Brains
Brain Bugs: The Glorious Imperfections of Our Brains

What our memory lapses have to do with optical illusions, advertising, and the bliss of ignorance.

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