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    For the philosopher of science Karl Popper, the process of science came down to this equation: PS1 —> TT1 —> EE1 —> PS2. A problem situation (PS) leads to tentative theories (TT), then error elimination (EE), then another set of problems. Much of the work of science lies in the error elimination step, and the […]

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    How to Unlearn a Disease

    Medicine’s latest cure is forgetting you’re sick.

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    The Sinkhole Hunters

    In sprawling Florida, one group of geologists is never short on business.

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    Your Brain Can’t Handle the Moon

    How the moon stirs tension between your conscious and subconscious minds.

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    Our Neanderthal Complex

    What if our ancient relatives did “human” better?

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    The Family That Couldn’t Say Hippopotamus

    The origins of language are not what inherited disorders seemed to suggest.

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    Ingenious: Simon DeDeo

    Cosmic microwaves and crime.

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    The Caveman’s Home Was Not a Cave

    Our picture of man’s early home has been skewed by modern preconceptions.