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Setting up for The Universe in Verse tonight at @PioneerWorks_! We have a full house of 800 but we're livestreaming: https://t.co/0109WK7d0M
Setting up for The Universe in Verse tonight at @PioneerWorks_! We have a full house of 800 but we're livestreaming: https://t.co/0109WK7d0M
A civilized society is one that can "hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful." THIS: https://t.co/MKGHdHLkWG
Any day is a great day to brush up on Carl Sagan's timeless toolkit for critical thinking https://t.co/V0TsR5mkbn
Any day is a great day to brush up on Carl Sagan's timeless toolkit for critical thinking https://t.co/V0TsR5mkbn
Goethe's theory of the psychology of color and emotion https://t.co/1nyM908Ikt
Goethe's theory of the psychology of color and emotion https://t.co/1nyM908Ikt
How Tolstoy found his way out of depression https://t.co/td0kGD84Lf
How Tolstoy found his way out of depression https://t.co/td0kGD84Lf
Where do we go when we go to bed? The science of sleep and how it affects our every waking moment https://t.co/F3dasFHesE
Where do we go when we go to bed? The science of sleep and how it affects our every waking moment https://t.co/F3dasFHesE
“A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know…let us know…there is nothing stable under heaven.”https://t.co/ixiboz5HhB
Kandinsky on the spiritual element of art and the 3 responsibilities of the artist https://t.co/bMCCGB3y8r
Kandinsky on the spiritual element of art and the 3 responsibilities of the artist https://t.co/bMCCGB3y8r
The untold story of the women who dressed and fought as men in the Civil War https://t.co/xuQ7ZumtGk
The untold story of the women who dressed and fought as men in the Civil War https://t.co/xuQ7ZumtGk
“No one can build you the bridge on which you,and only you,must cross the river of life.”Nietzsche on self-discovery https://t.co/nJcZr7IVDN
“No one can build you the bridge on which you,and only you,must cross the river of life.”Nietzsche on self-discovery https://t.co/nJcZr7IVDN
"I have to work for art if I want art to work on me." Jeanette Winterson on how art transforms us https://t.co/DjalAkyfR5
“…and are we not of interest to each other?” @ProfessorEA, Barack Obama's inaugural poet, on what poetry does https://t.co/RWr0dlTOqY #NPM17
Livestreaming in 9 hours! Poems celebrating science, read by @amandapalmer, @rosannecash, @JannaLevin, and more https://t.co/0109WK7d0M
Livestreaming in 9 hours! Poems celebrating science, read by @amandapalmer, @rosannecash, @JannaLevin, and more https://t.co/0109WK7d0M
Sheer vintage awesomeness: Science professor Gloria Hixon teaching a zoology class at Howard University in 1946:
Sheer vintage awesomeness: Science professor Gloria Hixon teaching a zoology class at Howard University in 1946:
Anaïs Nin on how reading awakens us from the slumber of almost-living https://t.co/f4HeAGvjNW
Anaïs Nin on how reading awakens us from the slumber of almost-living https://t.co/f4HeAGvjNW
Harvard psychologist Jerome Bruner, who died recently at 100, on the psychology of what makes a great story https://t.co/qvEcyp5y6T
Harvard psychologist Jerome Bruner, who died recently at 100, on the psychology of what makes a great story https://t.co/qvEcyp5y6T
Poignant read on anger, forgiveness, and what maturity really means https://t.co/MVEncDfEMg
Poignant read on anger, forgiveness, and what maturity really means https://t.co/MVEncDfEMg
Holocaust survivor Primo Levi on human nature, happiness and unhappiness, and the interconnectedness of our fates https://t.co/MKGHdHLkWG
Holocaust survivor Primo Levi on human nature, happiness and unhappiness, and the interconnectedness of our fates https://t.co/MKGHdHLkWG
Weekly highlights: Neil Gaiman on how to tell a great story, Meryl Streep sings a lullaby, an anthem against silence https://t.co/2Mh9MdilgB
Weekly highlights: Neil Gaiman on how to tell a great story, Meryl Streep sings a lullaby, an anthem against silence https://t.co/2Mh9MdilgB
The untold story of the women who dressed and fought as men in the Civil War https://t.co/xuQ7Zu4SOM
The untold story of the women who dressed and fought as men in the Civil War https://t.co/xuQ7Zu4SOM
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