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    Who Said Science and Art Were Two Cultures?

    Revisiting C.P. Snow’s infamous thesis.

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    One of the Most Egregious Ripoffs in the History of Science

    A new history of the race to decipher DNA reveals Shakespearean plots of scheming.

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    What Made Early Humans Smart

    Walking upright made our ancestors easy prey. It also made them get smart.

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    My 3 Greatest Revelations

    The author on writing his new book, “The Ascent of Information.”

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    What Makes Music Universal

    Music brings us together to show us how different we are.

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    Literature Should Be Taught Like Science

    This renegade professor says literature is a machine that accelerates the human brain.

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    Outwitting the Grim Reaper

    Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on how to age successfully.

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    The Importance of Face Masks and the Tragedy of Downplaying Them

    An infectious disease expert brings us up to date on the science of wearing a face mask.

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    The Things We Can’t Control Are Beautiful

    How Maria Konnikova found enlightenment at the poker table.

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    The Ecological Vision That Will Save Us

    To avoid the next pandemic, we need a reckoning with our place in nature.