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Discovering the Physics of Quantum Leap

Albert Einstein, hidden formulas for fusion energy, stellarators, and time travel. For Drew Lindo, writer and producer for Quantum Leap, high-level science was at the heart of his episode “Secret History.” Quantum Leap is a revival of the original series

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The Periodic Table: Where Food Meets Science

The moment you enter the Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) on 7th Street in downtown, you are transported back into history. It feels like you have just stepped into a 1920s noir film, replete with dark velvet curtains, brass, and

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NOBODY’S FOOL: Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do About It

Photo credit: Zachary Dripps Con artists and scammers occupy a unique space in the public consciousness these days. Just as they repulse us, so too do they draw us in. We feel the need to re-enact their stories in Hollywood:

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Getting Psychiatry Right on Magnum PI

Imagine that you’re a writer on the Magnum PI television show, the reboot of the 1980s classic about an ex–Navy Seal turned private investigator in Hawaii. Now imagine that you’ve been assigned to write an episode all about a mystery

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The “F” Word: Facts

­­ The United States is one of the leading forces of technological innovation in the world today. Simultaneously, this country has entered a new phase in which facts are not only ignored but disputed. False narratives take hold and can

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