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A short film about Carl Sagan and Annie Druyan, and the love letter they sent to the stars
Director — Penny Lane
An immersive journey through Germany’s massive transition to renewable energy
Chimeras and lightning: a radical perspective on the evolution of complex life
We need interactive media not for more thrills but to grasp our world better
Dance or die! A male spider must impress a female with his moves, or be eaten
on Robert Trivers
‘I often wonder if women’s more symmetrical brains give them a three-dimensional, stereophonic social intelligence’
The long and peculiar history of the designer human, from Plato’s citizen breeders to Nobel sperm banks and beyond
Why can’t blindfolded people walk in a straight line? It’s a scientific mystery
on seasonal disorder
‘And so the life cycles of species that respond to temperature become uncoupled from those that respond to day-length’
Made to order
Parents already put their children under intense pressure to compete in the world. Will gene editing make it worse?
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