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Marie Curie, cowinner of the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics and winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, wrote the entry on radium with her daughter Irène Curie.

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In this essay American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson offers his personal reflections on the question of how to bring science down to Earth.

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Published in the 1975 edition of the Britannica Book of the Year, the essay casts a critical eye on the closely related issues of poverty and globalization from the perspective of developing nations.

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Hitchcock’s text offers insights on the different stages of filmmaking, the history of cinema, and the relation between a film’s technical and budgetary aspects and its fundamental purpose, telling stories through images.

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