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Think you can read people’s emotions? Think again.
Why life is constrained to be about the sizes we see on Earth.
The story behind the birth of the information age.
GE’s marketing chief speaks about inspiring new science and technology workers.
The idea of empathy for all ignores the limits of human psychology.
How to measure the Earth with shadows.
The remarkable travel itineraries of animals.
Genetic engineering will bring us new Bolts and Shaqs.
Are hackers who expose the military serving it?
An artist teams with an automaker to counter driverless cars with neuroscience.
We’ve predicted and broken human population limits for centuries.
“What physicists and astronomers do is trivial compared to solving these problems.”
How one woman philosopher reinvigorated another.
Will mental health clinicians become liable for missing your latest Facebook post?
Scientist Fran Bagenal on what’s next for space exploration.
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