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    What Trump’s Simplified Language Means - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    “There is a predictive relationship that speeches that are expressed using very simple basic language tend...

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    Mind the Gap Between Science and Religion - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Scientists should respect the limits of their discipline.Photo illustration by Triff / ShutterstockHave you heard that...

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    Language Both Enraptures and Deceives Us - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    The purpose of language is to reveal the contents of our minds, says Julie Sedivy. It’s...

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    The Communication We Share with Apes - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    There are few one-offs in life on Earth—rarely can a single species boast a trait or...

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    When Words Fail - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    In Samuel Beckett’s novel, The Unnamable, the anonymous narrator laments, “I’m all these words, all these...

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    The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    Several years ago, my father died as he had done most things throughout his life: without...

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    Most of the Mind Can’t Tell Fact from Fiction - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Even after you understand how an illusion operates, it continues to fool part of your mind....

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    Nautilus | Science Connected

    Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.The parasites called myxosporeans live in fish during one...

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    How American Tycoons Created the Dinosaur - Issue 75: Story - Nautilus

    The dinosaur is a chimera. Some parts of this complex assemblage are the result of biological...

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    Metaphors Are Us - Issue 75: Story - Nautilus

    The other day I fixed something—a rarity for me. The flotation device in the toilet water...

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    A Hologram Shows How Space Could Pop Into Existence - Issue 75: Story - Nautilus

    I remember buying my first hologram as a college student in the mid-1980s. It showed a...

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    What Color Really Evolved For - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    The finding that melanosomes are so common inside animals’ bodies may overhaul our very understanding of...

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    Butterfly Wonk Robert Pyle Pens His First Novel 44 Years in the Making - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Ecologist Robert Michael Pyle’s imaginative treatment of the nonhuman world—he includes a butterfly and a mountain...

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    Homo Narrativus and the Trouble with Fame - Issue 75: Story - Nautilus

    Our understanding of fame is critical to how we see each other and our society. But...

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    The Tricky Problem with Other Minds - Issue 75: Story - Nautilus

    Human “exceptionalism” is for many people an unquestioned assumption. For the religious, it is a God-given...

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    Daydreams Shape Your Sense of Self - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Certain daydreams reflect what is important to a person; what worries them, who they care about,...