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Arthur Schopenhauer on the Relationship Between Genius and Madness and How Memory Mediates the Blurry Line Between Sanity and Insanity

“Every advance of intellect beyond the ordinary measure, as an abnormal development, disposes to madness.”<p><i>“I don’t believe insanity is either a requirement or a guarantee for brilliance,”</i> cosmologist Janna Levin wrote in her elegant inquiry into madness and genius. And yet the cooccurrence of the …

How to Understand a Company's Culture from the Outside

<i>Illustration Credit: Liz Fosslien, fosslien.com</i><p>By Mollie West<p>Imagine you've just received a job offer. Congratulations! If you're like most people, the first question on your mind is, "Wait? How do I know if I'll like this job?" All you have is an offer letter and a job description with policies …

InterAct

The Bolivian spirit that turned Steven Soderbergh's head

Singani is gaining an international following, thanks in part to the Che director, and Andean-influenced gin and vodka is following suit<p>Bolivia was seldom in the gastronomic limelight until Noma co-founder Claus Meyer, opened Gustu – part gourmet restaurant, part philanthropic project – in La Paz …

South America

First image released from world's super radio telescope

Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power Saturday, revealing …

Cosmology