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The Binary Code of Body and Spirit: Computing Pioneer Alan Turing on Mortality

The Binary Code of Body and Spirit: Computing Pioneer Alan Turing on Mortality

“The body provides something for the spirit to look after and use.” “The void horrifies: so we are all immortal,” Simone de Beauvoir scoffed at the religious escapism of immortality in…

Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe

Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe

Neutrinos and their weird subatomic ways could help us understand high-energy particles, exploding stars and the origins of matter itself. Why, after millions of years of steadily lighting the cold…

Photos Taken from Space to Make You Realize Just How Tiny We Are

Photos Taken from Space to Make You Realize Just How Tiny We Are

It all started with an educational video. Benjamin Grant grew up as one of those kids fascinated by the idea of outer space, and our place in the universe. He…

Scientists Discover That James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Has an Amazingly Mathematical “Multifractal” Structure

Scientists Discover That James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Has an Amazingly Mathematical “Multifractal” Structure

It has long been thought that the so-called “Golden Ratio” described in Euclid’sElements has “implications for numerous natural phenomena… from the leaf and seed arrangements of plants” and “from the…

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source —…