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Besotted by Stories
An excerpt from How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories by Alex Rosenberg

Carbon Capture
An excerpt from Carbon Capture by Howard Herzog

An excerpt from The Genius Checklist by Dean Keith Simonton

Russell's Paradox
An excerpt from Bits to Bitcoin by Mark Stuart Day

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Foreign Language
An excerpt from The Cost-Benefit Revolution by Cass Sunstein

The Future of Extremism
An excerpt from Extremism by J. M. Berger.

Blame Confucius
An excerpt from Global Gay by Frederic Martel

Making with Less Taking
An excerpt from Balancing Green by Yossi Sheffi

Hello, Reader
An excerpt from Artificial Unintelligence by Meredith Broussard

Verse and Controverse
An excerpt from Sympathy for the Traitor by Mark Polizzotti

Stashing the Sun
An excerpt from Taming the Sun, Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, by Varun Sivaram

Biocosmist Poetics
An excerpt from Russian Cosmism by Boris Groys

And You May Find Yourself Living in an Age of Mass Extinction
An excerpt from Being Ecological by Timothy Morton

Lifelong Kindergarten
An excerpt from Lifelong Kindergarten, Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play, by Mitchel Resnick

The Key to Fast Search
An excerpt from Once Upon an Algorithm, How Stories Explain Computing, by Martin Erwig

Why Is It Good to Be Alive?
An excerpt from Philosophical Provocations: 55 Short Essays, by Colin McGinn