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Composer Philip Glass talks time with painter Fredericka Foster.
Is there more to our experience of time than the foibles of memory?
In an age of all-knowing algorithms, how do we choose not to know?
The sheer stress of an environment contributes to obesity and diabetes.
A sculptor explains how his art upends time.
How culture and history make American and Russian smiles different.
Music that upsets expectations is what makes your gray matter sing.
For the painter Matthew Phillips, past, present, and future meet at the tip of a brush.
People try to live up to their labels.
Alex Honnold doesn’t experience fear like the rest of us.
How science has informed one sculptor’s view of time.
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Beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s sixth-largest moon, Enceladus, an ocean dwells. Traces of it get expelled skyward through cracks in the crust via cryo-volcanic plumes. What’s found…Read More
In the late spring of 2010, the world watched, often in real time, a new kind of environmental disaster unfold: An oil rig operating deep under the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico exploded,…Read More
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