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Scientist Attacks Human Exceptionalism

Science, properly understood, is a method of obtaining knowledge.<p>But it isn’t as simple as that. The way it is approached often also reflects biases …

31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

Italian Riviera

Margaret Atwood: 'I set myself a schedule of three to five pages a day'

Man Booker-winning novelist Margaret Atwood explains how her dystopian visions of future are always inspired by the real world<p>Listen to Margaret Atwood on the Guardian books podcast<p>The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a post-crisis US twisted by religious fervour into a totalitarian theocracy. In the …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Linguistics

The New Age of Wonder: Freeman Dyson on the Future of Science and Why Biologists Are the New Poets

“A new generation of artists, writing genomes as fluently as Blake and Byron wrote verses, might create an abundance of new flowers and fruit and trees and birds to enrich the ecology of our planet.”<p><i>“Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge… the impassioned expression which is in the</i> …

Literature