How to read minds

They say eyes are windows into the soul. While you shouldn’t believe everything “they” say, that aphorism definitely has some truth. It’s pretty obvious and well-established that eyes are an important part of human interaction. And we’re starting to understand not only the psychology behind what our eyes convey, but also the genetics of it. Making eye contact with someone not only allows you to make a stronger connection with them (but not too long,…

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A letter to Carl Sagan

  Dear Carl, We never met and we never will, but I wanted to let you know how much you inspire me. Your writing is amazing. It’s both analytical and awesome; beautiful and rigorous. You famously pepper your prose with aphorisms, but what I really love is how, in the middle of a paragraph about the history of comets, you’ll drop the kind of truth bomb that makes me re-evaluate not only the phenomenon in question but…

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