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Surfing Uncertainty

Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind
Andy Clark
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Novacene

The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence
James Lovelock
MIT Press, 2019
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The Calorie Counter

Evolutionary anthropologist Herman Pontzer busts myths about how humans burn calories – and why
Ann Gibbons
Science, 2021
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Jennifer Couzin-Frankel et al.
Science, 2019
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Missed Shots: Science Revisits its 2020 Breakthrough of the Year

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout was a spectacular success – and a stunning tragedy.
Kai Kupferschmidt
Science, 2021
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Building Trust at the Origin

Project Origin aims to create a measure of accountability through provenance: By certifying the source of the content like a watermark, we can safeguard against manipulation.
Microsoft, 2021
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Financial Temptation Increases Civic Honesty

Altruism and self-image, not selfishness, drive surprising findings
Shaul Shalvi
Science, 2019
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The Confession

A psychologist has shown how police questioning can get innocent people to condemn themselves.
Douglas Starr
Science, 2019
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Four Steps to Global Management of Space Traffic

Jamie Morin sets out the elements required to track satellites and avoid crashes.
Jamie Morin
Nature, 2019
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James Zou et al.
Nature, 2019