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Five ways reading can improve health and well-being

As we age ... Some people view books as a way to escape the real world and the people in it, but research has shown that when it comes to social skills, reading may have its uses. A 2013 study ... read more

Ultimate Warriors: The Science Behind Ranking ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Characters

As Anokh Palakurthi writes in The Book of Melee, his forthcoming book about the history ... Tier lists exist partly because people like reading and debating rankings, but they also help players ... read more

What to Know About Hedwig Kohn, the Subject of Today's Google Doodle

If you want to learn about underappreciated figures in science, politics ... selected 60 titles from a larger list of popular children’s books. They counted the words in each book and discovered ... read more

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How to cultivate a daily reading habit

There, immortalised in etched glass, was a copy of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of books. Set in a crumbling galactic empire some 50,000 years in the future, the science ... as you age, life ... read more


I Stuck with Nixon. Here’s Why Science Says I Did It.

Rick Shenkman is the former publisher of the History News Network and the author of Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics (Basic Books, January 2016). read more

Politics don't belong in science fiction: Column

Correia, the author of numerous highly successful science fiction books like Monster Hunter Internationaland Hard ... concerned that she was married to such a horrible, awful, hateful, bad person, and ... read more

The Doc Replies: a collection of articles from The Sunday Post’s best-loved column in the 1950s

“My favourite is the claim: ‘If you lie on your tummy reading as a child you’ll have bad eyesight as ... if medical science changes the way it has over the last seven decades. “I hope my responses in ... read more

From Jussie Smollett to college cheating to the NBA, our obsession with unfairness -- and what we can do about it

Lewis began to notice how the idea of unfairness was gaining ground in popular ... science has called into question the reliability of any human judgment and showed the ways in which even someone who ... read more

Of moose drool, climate change skepticism, and things deer do

(We’re not talking about the popular brand of beer ... Other essays examine fisheries science and management, aquatic animals and our relationship with nature. This is Zink’s second book of essays. “I ... read more

The best new release books you need to read on your Easter holidays

Beautiful Bad is one hell of a ride. It’s a tale of love and loss, control and manipulation, beauty and badness that will keep you guessing right to the last page. The book opens in idyllic ... you’re ... read more

19th-Century Samurai Training Text Deciphered

and "Do not tell bad things about other schools!" Modern-day Westerners have a popular ... for Live Science. Owen has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree ... read more



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