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11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

Marvel Comics’ Brian Michael Bendis On Writing, Multitasking, And “Civil War II”

By Dan Solomonlong Read<p>The fact that Marvel Comics’ latest company-wide crossover is called <i>Civil War II</i>, and that the first issue debuts the month …

How to Build a Walk-In Shower in a Small Bathroom

Walk-in showers are popular DIY projects as they can be installed in tighter spaces than a tub and are safer to use for older family members.<p>Bathroom remodeling projects rank a close second to kitchens in popularity, as they can boost the value of your home and make a great universal design …

DC Wants You to Make Comics (After Learning How to Make Comics)

Yes, you. As long as you can write and/or draw, that is. The company has just announced a creative course designed for writers and artists to hone …

J.K. Rowling’s rejection letters are a sorry statement on the future of book publishing

<b>J.K. Rowling (AP/Dan Hallman)</b><p>The “Harry Potter” author calls them “inspiration” but for whom? The industry is contracting and homogenous as ever<p>Jenny Pierson<p>March 26, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>JK Rowling is just like you, aspiring author. She wrote a great story, …

Books

Study demonstrates possibility of simultaneous improvement in all mental, physical functions

Can a common cold virus lead to asthma?

Scientists have long suspected that respiratory viruses—the sort that cause common colds or bronchitis—play a critical role in chronic lung diseases …

Scientists genetically modify human embryos in controversial world first

New procedure used to modify disease-causing gene, but raises questions over whether restrictions should be placed on new wave of genetic techniques<p>Scientists in China have genetically modified human embryos in a world first that has re-ignited the debate over the ethics and safety of genetic …

Organisms

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Alan Titchmarsh: treat yourself to a tour of new literary worlds

Broaden your horizons and dip into novels that deal with uncharted territory<p>Train journeys are not what they were, from a literary point of view. Time was when glancing across the aisle at the passenger opposite you could muse on their character and their literary predilections from the title of …