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a model brain

Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel laureate psychologist.  So he’s the perfect person to give us a new way of thinking about thinking, which is exactly what he does in his new book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow.”  In this hour, Kahneman tells us about the two systems that drive the way we think....

the amazon river

We meet an anthropologist whose life was transformed by Amazonian shamans and the hallucinogen ayahuasca.

poisoner with needle

Deborah Blum tells the remarkable story of the scientists who invented forensic medicine and figured out how to catch murderers using poison.

We’ve heard your office looks like it was decorated by the Collyer Brothers, the famous book hoarders.  Do you have a book fetish?

Steve Paulson: No!  I have a library.  It’s true, I can get obsessive about books  – and yes, my...

Roland Griffiths

Roland Griffiths is a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins. He's just turned his attention to psilocybin, a classic hallucinogen commonly known as magic mushrooms. He tells Steve Paulson about his findings.

Clocks and clocks and clocks

Mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme talks to Steve Paulson about the nature of time and the human obsession with clock time.

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Science and the Search for Meaning: Five Questions, Part Five: Can Science be Sacred?

What if you don't believe in God, and the thought of church makes you queasy? Can you still experience the sacred? There's a growing movement of secular scientists who revel in the awe...

Clock of the Long Now

Alexander Rose tells Anne Strainchamps about the Clock of the Long Now — an all mechanical clock being constructed in the high desert of Western Texas designed to run for ten thousand years.

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