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Space Day Reading List 2024

Space Day Reading List 2024

Space has fascinated authors, scientists, storytellers, and children alike. From a brief history of the moon to a collection of diverse stories connected to the stars, our Space Day reading… READ MORE

Humanity’s Group Size Problem

Humanity’s Group Size Problem

Paul R. Ehrlich— Many of our problems seem traceable to Homo sapiens being a small-group animal, most comfortable in collections of under 150 people or so, the so-called Dunbar’s number…. READ MORE

Feeling the Past to Touch the Future

Feeling the Past to Touch the Future

Henry Petroski— The bubonic epidemic known as the Great Plague broke out in London in 1665 and lasted for two years. During that time, citizens who could escape to the… READ MORE

Measurements for a Green World

Measurements for a Green World

Piero Martin— Will measurements save the world? Or, better, our life as humans on this planet? Certainly, they will help. Actually, they are already doing an important job since—much better… READ MORE

How Many Ways Can We Make Something Invisible?

How Many Ways Can We Make Something Invisible?

Gregory J. Gbur— Invisibility—the ability to make something invisible to visible light—has long been assumed by science to be impossible. This changed in 2006, when two groups of researchers published… READ MORE

Human Origins and Luck

Human Origins and Luck

Tom Higham— The role of drastically variable and changing climates in the story of human evolution is also evident. As we witness first-hand the potential for climate disaster in our… READ MORE

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