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by Aaron Kheriaty

A call to action for medical students against the Covid-19 pandemic


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Enlightenment Later

by Kent Anhari

Will reason survive rationalism?


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Trouble for Hedgehogs

by Michael M. Rosen

Are generalists due for a comeback?


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Custodians of the Body

by Alan Rubenstein

Our organ donation regime strikes the right balance between generosity to the living and respect for the dead.


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On the Monster Beat

by Clare Coffey

Why the civic needs the weird


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Analog Anchors for the Online Adrift

by Ian Marcus Corbin

How Moleskine sells durability to ephemeral selves


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Einstein in Athens

by Benjamin Liebeskind

Modern science is unwittingly echoing Aristotle — and still has much to learn from him.


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All Activities Monitored

by Jon Askonas

How military drone technology is quietly creeping into policing, business, and everyday life


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In Search of Lost Time on YouTube

by Laurence Scott

How the platform takes us to places where we ache to go again


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Can Chess Survive Artificial Intelligence?

by Yoni Wilkenfeld

Computers are taking the error out of human chess — and the adventure.


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America’s Pandemic Data Gap

by Brendan Foht, Samuel Matlack, and Ari Schulman

The problem isn’t just testing — we still know far too little about what we already know.


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We All Wear Tinfoil Hats Now

by Geoff Shullenberger

How fears of mind control went from paranoid delusion to conventional wisdom


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The Ancients’ Tech Anxiety

by Charles T. Rubin

On the shallowness of reading mythology as sci-fi


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Crusoe at the Crossroads

by Kirsten A. Hall

On Robinson Crusoe, Lost, and why we keep returning to mysterious islands where science blurs with the supernatural


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Do Elephants Have Souls?

Listen to the classic 2013 essay by Caitrin Keiper.


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Tell Him Something Pretty

by Robert Herritt

On the lowly view of reason in Deadwood


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Our Uneasy Tranquility

by Heather Zeiger

American use of anti-anxiety pills has skyrocketed. Should we be worried?


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The Most Dangerous Possible German

by Algis Valiunas

On the ambiguous legacy of Werner Heisenberg, quantum genius and would-be inventor of the Nazi A-bomb


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