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How Bird Wings Work
How Bird Wings Work

Explaining “the masterpiece of nature, the perfectest venture imaginable” with computational fluid dynamics.

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Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects
Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects

The ever-expanding definition and cultural role of design in the age of sensors, data, and responsive interfaces.

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The Best Food Books of 2011
The Best Food Books of 2011

From farm life to molecular gastronomy, or what The Beatles have to do with the history of menu design.

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From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography
From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography

What Virginia Woolf’s writing table has to do with Darwin’s countryside cottage and Freud’s final couch.

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Digital Humanities Spotlight: 7 Important Digitization Projects
Digital Humanities Spotlight: 7 Important Digitization Projects

From Darwin’s marginalia to Voltaire’s correspondence, or what Dalí’s controversial World’s Fair pavilion has to do with digital myopia.

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An Institution Committed to the Dulling of the Feelings: Susan Sontag on Marriage
An Institution Committed to the Dulling of the Feelings: Susan Sontag on Marriage

“Marriage is based on the principle of inertia.”

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The Art of Chance-Opportunism in Creativity and Scientific Discovery
The Art of Chance-Opportunism in Creativity and Scientific Discovery

“To be perfectly original one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”

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The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011
The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011

What the world’s last living nomads have to do with Victorian strongwomen, tweed, and the unseen Beatles.

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The Table Comes First: Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food
The Table Comes First: Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food

A cultural history of our modern culinary obsession.

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Literary Action Figures
Literary Action Figures

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