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How I Tried to Transplant the Musical Heart of Apocalypse Now

Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch describes the surprising idiosyncrasies of film scoring.

Ingenious: Walter Murch

The legendary film editor on underlying patterns in the cosmos.

Drums, Lies, and Audiotape

When I was invited to drum in Ghana, I gladly accepted. Then something went wrong.

The Strange Persistence of First Languages

After my father died, my journey of rediscovery began with the Czech language.

The Science Hidden In Your Town Name

How place names encode ecological change.

Why Virtual Classes Can Be Better Than Real Ones

An engineering professor takes online-course critics to school.

Why the Russians Decapitated Major Tom

The story of the genetically engineered mouse cosmonaut.