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The Best of our Blog 2014

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Finish 2014 with some of the best posts from our new blog, “Insights.” Don’t forget to keep up with the Kluge Center in real time by following us on Twitter: @KlugeCtr.

From all of us at the Center, our best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

From our blog:

In an interview, Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick explained how the discovery of microbes elsewhere in the universe will bring us closer to a universal biology applicable to all life, wherever it may arise.

Historian Renata Keller provided historical perspective on the evolving Cuba-U.S. relationship.

British fellow Antony Stewart revealed a new discovery of a previously unknown diary hidden in the Library of Congress Alan Lomax Collection.

Jason Steinhauer explained why astrobiology matters to the humanities, and why astrobiology discoveries have the potential to reconfigure our assumptions about reality.

Mary Lou Reker recalled sharing time and space with Vaclav Havel, the small couch in his office, and the quiet conversations they had together.

Dan Turello interviewed Latin Americanist Charlotte Rogers about Brazil, the World Cup, and her research on contemporary South American fiction.

A profile of distinguished visiting scholar David Grinspoon and science librarian Peg Clifton showed how librarians help scholars conduct groundbreaking research.

The Kluge Center said farewell to its dear friend and colleague Tom Mann.

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