10 Digital Comic Books You Need to Read Right Now

There was once a time when the act of buying comic books was as simple as taking a stroll to your local supermarket, deli,...

Foreign Authors Shun Hebrew Translations

British author Kamila Shamsie, whose early works had been translated into Hebrew, refuses to publish her new books in Israel. She's not the only...
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Some people go to Vegas to gamble, others to buy really rare books

What reward does one buy after winning at the gambling tables in Las Vegas or sitting through an excruciatingly dull convention there? A Rolex? A designer...

Top 10 books about gangsters

t’s not hard to understand the enduring appeal of gangsters in fiction. From the romantic notion of the outlaw antihero to the caricature of...

Books on Famine, Factories Vie for $75,000 History Prize

LONDON (AP) — A STORY of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the...

Rights Body and U.N. Say Eritrea Detains Ex-Minister Who Wrote Critical Books

KAMPALA (REUTERS) - Eritrea has arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the country's leader, a rights group and a U.N. official said. British-based...

HOW READING CAN AFFECT EATING DISORDERS – FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

New research is trying to establish if books can help readers heal Very little is known about whether readers respond in clinically relevant ways to...

Instagram offers master class for future U.S. retail tycoons

It’s the first day of class at Instagram. Students check in at two security desks and sign nondisclosure agreements before heading up to the...

A New View of Evolution That Can’t Be Represented by a Tree

In 1837, Charles Darwin sketched a spindly tree of life in one of his notebooks. Its stick-figure trunk sprouted into four sets of branches....

Olga Tokarczuk’s Book ‘Flights’ Is Taking Off

The Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk had to wait until she was 28 to receive a passport and make her first trip abroad. Like many...

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MIT’s new robot can identify things by sight and by touch

For humans, it's easy to predict how an object will feel by looking at it or tell what an object looks like by touching...

Want To Sleep Better? These 7 Foods May Help, Dietitian-Approved

Getting enough sleep (more than seven hours) helps us feel energized and ready for the next day, but beyond that, sleep is essential for...

11 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in late June

With the 50th anniversary of the lunar landings coming up next month, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the vast canon of Apollo...

Why do processed foods cause obesity?

New York: Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if...

Does Meryl Streep Have the Most Oscar Nominations of All Time?

After a blockbuster Season One of HBO’s Big Little Lies, everyone attached to the limited series likely considered it impossible to top. Liane Moriarty,...