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Heliotropes

3 minutes

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By pairing a series of beautiful images with just a few lines of poetry, Heliotropes shows how patterns repeat themselves at different levels of nature, whether we know it or not.

Director: Michael Langan

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From identity politics to medicine, the DNA revolution demands a new bioethics

Interview  •  6 minutes

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The information age traffics in speed. To adapt to it wisely, we must slow down

Interview  •  5 minutes

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Dick Proenneke’s 30-year mission of solitary self-sufficiency in Alaska

10 minutes

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Opinion

Physics is on the verge of an Earth-shattering discovery

by Pauline Gagnon

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Cell growth simulations reveal life-like emergence in stunning digital art

5 minutes

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Essay

Ghosts and tiny treasures

We are quick to condemn a hunter posing with his prey, but all too slow to cultivate a chronic passion for wild things

by Bryan Pfeiffer

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Opinion

Do human bodies carry more toxins now than 50 years ago?

by Matt Limmer

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Essay

A science without time

From past to present, into the future: the flow of time is central to human experience. Why isn’t it central to physics?

by Gene Tracy

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Starlings in flight sketch entrancing, abstract patterns across an autumn sky

1 minutes