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    The Weak Case for Grit

    Where’s the evidence that grit predicts success?

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    Carbon, It’s Elementary, Dear Reader

    A selection of illustrations from the new book Carbon, One Atom’s Odyssey.

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    How “My Octopus Teacher” Defied Convention

    Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.

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    Do We Have Free Will? Maybe It Doesn’t Matter

    It’s hard to change people’s beliefs about free will. So, it can feel like a relief to realize that even when you can change people’s beliefs, it seems to make no moral difference anyway.Illustration by Triff / Shutterstock Belief is a special kind of human power. Agustin Fuentes, an anthropologist at the University of Notre […]

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    The Vast Viral World: What We Know (and Don’t Know)

    Exploring the minuscule and mysterious world of viruses.

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    How to Conquer COVID-19 Amid a Confederacy of Dunces

    Science can’t be democratic, says an outspoken virologist.

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    Gaia, the Scientist

    What if the first woman scientist was simply the first woman?