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You are sitting on a train, and across the aisle someone is reading one of your favourite books. This person (clearly of taste) happens to be a tall, handsome man. As you stare he looks up, catches your eye and smiles – he asks for your number... Browsing in a bookshop...
A team of scientists from the University of Virginia and University of North Carolina in the US have discovered a previously unidentified type of small circular DNA molecule occurring outside the chromosomes in mouse and human cells. The circular DNA is 200-400 base pairs in...
In its material expenditure and visual profligacy, Hirst’s work is a return to the Baroque. Looking at a survey of Hirst’s work is like strolling through collections of the Schloss Ambras, the castle in Innsbruck where the Habsburgs stored all their weird...
From Science Daily:
Despite a century of research, memory encoding in the brain has remained mysterious. Neuronal synaptic connection strengths are involved, but synaptic components are short-lived while memories last lifetimes. This suggests synaptic information is encoded and hard-wired at a...
Matteo Bortolini on Robert N. Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution, over at The Immanent Frame [h/t: Jonathan VanAntwerpen]:
Elizabeth Gumport in n+1:
Aaron Bady in The New Inquiry [h/t: Meghant Sudan]:
Money Shot Through the Crane Glass Floor
after Hova’s song about New York came on
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