The Urgency of Agency – Scientific American Blog Network
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    The Urgency of Agency – Scientific American Blog Network

    I recently noticed something about myself. Whenever I am thinking about the nature of living systems (as happens a lot…
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    Welcome to Scientific American’s Science Talk, posted on July 21, 2019. I’m Steve Mirsky. And while much of the lower…
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    What Does a Medical Nihilist Do When He Gets Sick?

    In my recent column “Is Medicine Overrated?,” I review Medical Nihilism, a blistering critique of medical research and practice. Author Jacob…
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    The Magic in Your Eyes

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    How to Make a Mouse Hallucinate

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    How Poetry Can Help Communicate Science

    At first glance, poetry might seem to have very little to offer science, other than a few choice compliments or…

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