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Data & Information
The bit bomb

It took a polymath to pin down the true nature of ‘information’. His answer was both a revelation and a return

Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni

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History of Science
Spiritual hyperplane

How spiritualists of the 19th century forged a lasting association between higher dimensions and the occult world

Paul Halpern

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Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of ‘revolution’ misguided?

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The real Adam Smith

He might be the poster boy for free-market economics, but that distorts what Adam Smith really thought

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