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Science today is an intricate, collaborative, global enterprise. Nobel prizes for individual scientists are an anachronism.
DYING FOR A ROLE

After Heath Ledger's untimely death, his performance — and the events leading up to it — were voyeuristically scrutinized. Can immersing oneself into a role be physically harmful?
HOW OFTEN ARE WE WRONG

The gambler, the quantum physicist and the juror all reason about probabilities: the probability of winning, of a radioactive atom decaying, of a defendant's guilt. But despite their ubiquity, experts dispute just what probabilities are.
SPEAK YOUR MIND

A special class of vivid, textural words defy linguistic theory: could "ideophones" unlock the secrets of humans’ first utterances?
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