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There’s No Homunculus In Our Brain Who Guides Us - Issue 81: Maps

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In the early 1980s, the psychologist Harry Heft put a 16 mm...

Why Doesn’t Everybody Have Dark Skin Today? - Issue 81: Maps

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Skin may seem like a superficial human attribute, but it’s the first...

What Really Inflamed the Coronavirus Epidemic - Issue 81: Maps

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Last year, in late December, Li Wenliang, a young ophthalmologist, wrote 150...

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Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Mathematicians have studied knots for...

Why We Love to Be Grossed Out - Facts So Romantic

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Disgust may not be a straightforward extension of the immune system’s aversion...

How Geology Can Ease Your Mind - Issue 81: Maps

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As a geologist and professor I speak and write rather cavalierly about...

Mapping Gay-Friendly Cities Through History - Issue 81: Maps

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Claudius Ptolemy’s monumental astronomy book, the Almagest, established a unified mathematical framework...

Never Say Wolf - Issue 81: Maps

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Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”So...

Why Shouldn’t a Horsefly Be Named After Beyoncé? - Facts So Romantic

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At best, names for species derived from celebrities and scientists become maps...

This Psychological Concept Could Be Shaping the Presidential Election - Facts So Romantic

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Could Warren’s political fate in 2020 turn on voters who think she...

This Psychological Concept Could Be Shaping the Presidential Election - Facts So Romantic

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Could Warren’s political fate in 2020 turn on voters who think she...

The John, Paul, George, and Ringo of Genes - Issue 81: Maps

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Fame is something that sticks to someone or something, a quality earned...