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Your Story for a Mug

Would you swap a story for a mug? So far, several hundred people have taken the deal.

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Patients Programmed for Trouble

It seems like the patients are trying to be difficult. Actually, they are.

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Real-Time Research

This idyllic, if synthetic, river scene was drawn by computer graphics specialist Jay Steele.

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How to Bottle a Waterfall

Here’s the concept: Our intrepid robot has been deployed to explore a new world and find water.

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What Is Character and How Do We Get it?

Philosopher Charles Starkey: Character traits are tied to values, but values are not static things.

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The Business of Friendship Isn’t Business

Philosopher Todd May: We might say of friendships that they are a matter not of diversion or of return but of meaning.

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Good Vibrations

The resilience of our vocal cords is a marvel of physiology so extraordinary that it hints at the nature of healing.

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A gnawing problem

Clemson has a gnawing problem. Squirrels chew the bark on tree limbs, weakening the tree, killing the limbs.

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the biggest, baddest BOOM

I can tell from the tone in his voice that Hartmann wants to get back to telling the story that’s most important to him, that of the universe itself.

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El Purgatorio

In the desolate terrain of coastal Peru, archeologists unearth clues to a culture of artisans and urban prosperity.

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