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Lauren Redniss illustrations in Thunder and Lightning, 2016

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Lauren Redniss illustrations in Thunder and Lightning, 2016

Book of the week: Exquisite images trigger the sensations of terror and wonder that nature inspires, says Philip Hoare

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda in The China Syndrome, 1979

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Luna Centifanti on the important role that emotions play in our ability to assimilate knowledge

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers