2016 : WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST INTERESTING RECENT [SCIENTIFIC] NEWS? WHAT MAKES IT IMPORTANT?

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Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Behave
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George Putnam Professor of Biology, Harvard University;...
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Philosopher and Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche...
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Theoretical Physicist, Stanford; Father of Eternal Chaotic...
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Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology;...
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Physicist, Institute of Advanced Study; Author, Disturbing...
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Software Pioneer; Philosopher; Author, A Realtime...
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Science Writer; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature and the...
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Cognitive Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Harvard Program for...
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Historian of ideas; Author, Passions and Tempers: A History...
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Founder, the Whole Earth Catalog; Co-founder, The Well; Co-...
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Social Psychologist; Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical...
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Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific...
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Physicist; Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist; Science...
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Curator, TED conferences, TED Talks; author, TED Talks
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Professor, Harvard University; Director, Personal Genome...
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Biological Anthropologist and Paleobiologist; Evan Pugh...
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Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of...
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Physicist, Harvard University; Author, Dark Matter and the...
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Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Translational Science...
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Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences,...
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Science Historian ; Author, Turing’s Cathedral; Darwin...
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Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU; Author,...
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Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief...
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Independent Investigator and Theoretician; Author, The...
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Founding Editor, 3QuarksDaily.com
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Musician
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Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard...
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Philosopher, Novelist; Recipient, 2014 National Humanities...
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Physicist, University of Vienna; Scientific Director,...
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Publisher, Skeptic magazine; Monthly Columnist, Scientific...
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Sara Miller McCune Director, Center For Advanced Study in...
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Physicist, MIT; Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics;...
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Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
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Annenberg University Professor, University of Pennsylvania...
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Senior Maverick, Wired; Author, What Technology Wants and...
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Professor of Environmental Engineering, UNIST; Director,...
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Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Author,...
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Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy London; Columnist, the Spectator;...
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Author and Essayist, New York Times. New Yorker, Slate;...
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Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Senior Astrophysicist,...
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Co-Founder, Former Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems;...
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Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, MetaMed Research
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Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Irvine;...
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Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore...
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Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of...
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Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for...
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Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation;...
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Theoretical physicist
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Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and...
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Professor of Psychology, Hope College; Co-author,...
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Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts,...
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Evolutionary Scientist, University of Connecticut; Author,...
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Editor, The Feuilleton (Arts and Essays), of the German...
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Professor of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna;...
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Founder of field of Evolutionary Psychology; Co-director,...
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Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity, University of...
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Master of the New College of the Humanities; Supernumerary...
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Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why...
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Professor of Computer Science, MIT; Director, MIT...
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Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University...
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Philosopher; Director, Scientific Vortex, Inc.
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Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University;...
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Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery Step-Down Unit at...
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University Distinguished Professor of Psychology,...
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Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg-...
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Psychologist, Boston College; Author, How Art Works: A...
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Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy
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Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC; Author, Seeing What...
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Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University;...
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Scientist, Self-Aware Systems; Co-founder, Center for...
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Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University;...
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Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of...
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Author, The Math Book, The Physics Book, and The Medical...
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Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus); Former Director...
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Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of...
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Futurist; Senior Vice President for Global Government...
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Professor of English and Journalism, State University of...
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Mathematician; Executive Director, H-STAR Institute,...
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Professor of Life Sciences, Director, Center for Evolution...
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Neuroscientist; Professor of Philosophy, Caltech; Co-author...
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Physicist, UC Berkeley; Author, Now: The Physics of Time
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Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Throwing Rocks...
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Psychologist, University of British Columbia; Author, Big...
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Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics, Stanford;...
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Board of Governors Professor, Department of Philosophy,...
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Theoretical Physicist; Foundation Professor, School of...
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Professor, Director, The Center for Internet Research,...
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Serial Entrepreneur; Co-founder, eGroups
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Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern...
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Journalist; Editor, Nova 24, of Il Sole 24 Ore
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Emeritus Professor of Psychology, London School of...
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Journalist; Author, Us and Them
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Psychologist; Director, Harding Center for Risk Literacy,...
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Research Associate & Lecturer, Harvard; Adjunct...
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Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times; Former...
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Author; The Cancer Chronicles, The Ten Most Beautiful...
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Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms;...
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Founding Dean, Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate...
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Associate Professor of Psychology, University of North...
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Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology...
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Computer Scientist, UC Berkeley, School of Information;...
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Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of the...
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Professor of Computational Social Science, ETH Zurich; TU...
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Professor of Physics at Brown University; Author, The Jazz...
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Behavioral Scientist, LSE; Author, Happy Ever After
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Cyril G. Veinott Green and Gold Professor, Department of...
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Professor of Cognitive Philosophy, Department of Philosophy...
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Independent Researcher; Author, The Princeton Field Guide...
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Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado,...
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Psychiatrist; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,...
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Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University
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David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science,...
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Physics writer; Author, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn
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Associate Professor in Arts and Technology, The University...
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Artist
jamshed_bharucha's picture
Psychologist; President Emeritus, Cooper Union
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Professor Emerita, George Mason University; Visiting...
daniel_goleman's picture
Psychologist; Author (with Richard Davidson), Altered Traits
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Artist
diana_reiss's picture
Professor, Department of Psychology Hunter College; Author...
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Molecular Biologist
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Computational Neuroscientist; Francis Crick Professor, the...
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Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and...
charles_seife's picture
Professor of Journalism, New York University; Former...
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Psychologist; Visiting Professor, University of Plymouth;...
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President & CEO, Science World British Columbia;...
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Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor,...
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Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University
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Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Dept. of...
alun_anderson's picture
Senior Consultant (and former Editor-in-Chief and...
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President of Global Publishing, SAGE; Author, Judged: The...
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Mathematician and Economist; Managing Director of Thiel...
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Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Stanford...
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Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Physics,...
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Professor of Psychology, Director, Evolution and Human...
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Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of...
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Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences,...
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Theoretical Physicist, Caltech; Author, Something Deeply...
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Artist; Founder, Pioneer Works
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Theoretical Physicist; Professor, Department of Physics,...
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Director, MIT Media Lab; Coauthor (with Jeff Howe),...
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Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin;...
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Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale...
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Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
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Senior Researcher, Director, The Oxford Morals Project,...
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Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford...
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Director, Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics at...
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Theoretical Particle Physicist and Cosmologist; Victor...
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Science writer; Author, Monsters
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Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Reading University, UK;...
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Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Einstein's...
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Professor of Linguistics and Western Civilization, Columbia...
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Theoretical Physicist; Aix-Marseille University, in the...
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Research affiliate, MIT Media Lab
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Psychologist; Co-founder, The Gottman Relationship...
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Philosophy and Economic Theory, the New School for Social...
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Anthropologist; Historian
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Neurobiologist; Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology,...
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Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of...
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Actor; Writer; Director; Host, PBS program Brains on Trial...
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Artist
sarah_demers's picture
Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics, Yale...
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Head of Research Group Systems, Neuroscience and Cognitive...
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Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration,...
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Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences,...
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Founding Managing Director, SchoolDash; Co-organizer, Sci...
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Visiting Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology; Author...
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Theoretical physicist; cosmologist; astro-biologist; co-...
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Neuroscientist; Director, Social Brain Lab, Netherlands...
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Professor of Psychology, University of California, San...
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Complexity Scientist; Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital...
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Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-author (...
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Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Cyberpunk Pioneer;...
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Classics Scholar, University Librarian, ASU; Author, Pagans
david_christian's picture
Director, Big History Institute and Distinguished Professor...
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Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan; Adjunct...
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Psychologist, UC, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the...
michael_hochberg's picture
Evolutionist, CNRS, Santa Fe Institute, Institute for...
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Professor Emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology; Former...
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Scientist; Inventor; Entrepreneur; Investor
brian_christian's picture
Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author (with Tom Griffiths...
roger_highfield's picture
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Co-author...
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Associate Professor of History in Art, University of...
robert_trivers's picture
Evolutionary Biologist; Professor of Anthropology and...
mario_livio's picture
Astrophysicist; Author, Why?: What Makes Us Curious
christine_finn's picture
Archaeologist; Journalist; Author, Artifacts, Past Poetic
stuart_a_kauffman's picture
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy,...
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Web Psychologist, Speaker; Author, Webs of Influence: The...
tor_n_rretranders's picture
Writer; Speaker; Thinker, Copenhagen, Denmark
elizabeth_wrigley_field's picture
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of...
steve_fuller's picture
Philosopher; Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology,...
donald_d_hoffman's picture
Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, The Case Against...
richard_nisbett's picture
Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of...
nigel_goldenfeld's picture
Physicist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
roger_schank's picture
CEO, Socratic Arts Inc.; John Evans Professor Emeritus of...
jared_diamond's picture
Professor of Geography, University of California Los...
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Author, Machines Who Think, The Universal Machine, Bounded...