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A pop culture icon and ground-breaking physicist, Stephen Hawking is one of the most prominent figures in modern science. Nature Video explores three of the publications that shaped his career and his legacy...
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But those who do tweet in big cities are more prolific—tweeting more often, on average, than their small-town counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports...
David N. Schwartz talks about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.
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