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  • Exponential View warned of an increasing “degroundedness” in modern notions of citizenship. The pressure of globalised capitalism and the erosion of critical pillars of citizenship like voting or even knowledge of a country’s political history led the economist Branko Milanovic to ask the rather provocative question: Is citizenship just a rent? The last vestiges of citizenship, in Milanovic’s view, are confined to a stream of income (in the form of benefits) and advantages that “one receives if lucky to have been born or become a citizen of a rich nation”.

 

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On Stars...and On Us

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff - Carl Sagan, Cosmos

While the saying “we are stardust” seems poetic but vague, it is literally true. The atoms of our bodies were created in the cores of stars billions of years ago. 

On the Universe

Imagine our universe as only one of an infinite number of possible universes - be they "Quilted", "Brane" or, most strangely of all, "Ultimate". Brian Green tackled this almost mystical idea head-on in The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos. Greene discussed his ideas further during a March 2011 edition of Start the Week.

Imagine too flying through the universe. This animated flight through the universe shows close to 400,000 galaxies, and was derived at John Hopkins University from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Another video meanwhile takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang.

On Interplay Halcyon In Kal… 26 April 2016

Inspired by the interplay between therapy, poetry, neuroscience and novels in Start the Week.

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Forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead talked about the lost natures of her Broadmoor patients, in whom she can still sometimes recognise the little boys they once were.

William Boyd explored how early talent can flourish suddenly and then fade slowly.

Craig Raine compared the "language on point" composition of a poem to the art of dress-making.

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The successful [scientist] thinks like a poet but works like a bookkeeper - E. O. Wilson http://j.mp/K67vKt

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