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The Science of Perfect Pumpkin Pies

11/25/14See Comments

The kind of fat that goes into a pie dough can totally change the chemistry of the crust—and for a supremely flaky crust, you can’t...[Read More]

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How Alan Turing Proved There’s No ‘Theory Of Everything’ For Math

11/24/14See Comments

The World Science Festival partnered with the Museum of the Moving Image to present a special screening of The Imitation Game, the new dramatic feature...[Read More]

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Do We Live In A Cosmic Donut, Infinite Trumpet, Or A Space Pringle?

11/17/14See Comments

The simple question—“what shape is the universe?”—has a stunning array of answers. Just as we live on a spherical planet but mostly experience the world...[Read More]

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Walter Isaacson and John Hockenberry Settle Their Pong Rivalry At ‘The History Of The Future’

11/11/14See Comments

They might not have played this video game since the 1980s, but The Innovators author Walter Isaacson and journalist John Hockenberry got a chance to prove their...[Read More]

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‘Science And Story: The History Of The Future’: Full Program

11/11/14See Comments

The history of computers is a history of competition and collaboration: Innovators have worked together, but also clashed over the place of computers in society...[Read More]

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Alan Turing Vs. The Mechanical Nazi

11/03/14See Comments

Computer science pioneer and cryptanalyst Alan Turing’s crowning achievement during World War II was helping British intelligence crack the fiendishly complicated codes used by the...[Read More]

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The Moth: A Neuroscientist Says ‘I Love You’ by Dr. Wendy Suzuki

10/17/14See Comments

New York University neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki talks about memory, family, and learning to say “I love you” in this excerpt from “Mercury Rising,” a...[Read More]

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The Moth: A Sweet Gig by Bill Yosses

10/16/14See Comments

Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses—whom we last saw dishing on the delicious properties of lard—talks about the peach cobbler that helped land him...[Read More]

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The Moth: Losing Control by Brian Hecht

10/15/14See Comments

At “Mercury Rising,” an event presented in partnership with The Moth storytelling hour at the 2014 World Science Festival, entrepreneur Brian Hecht relates how his...[Read More]

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The Moth: The Archaeologist And The Monster by Hannah Morris

10/14/14See Comments

As the daughter of a geologist, archaeologist Hannah Morris grew up on bedtime stories of peak oil and environmental disaster that made her fear for...[Read More]