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Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

Staring into the souls of cats and dogs, in pictures - Telegraph

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Here's How 10 People Visualize Their Depression

"Depression feels like a two-sided world."<p>For me depression used to feel like a two-sided world. A world with a light side full of sunlight, flowers, grass, and a bright blue sky. And a dark side with barren, cracked land, dark gloomy skies, thick air that was hard to breathe in, and nothingness. I …

The major concern about a powerful new gene-editing technique that most people don't want to talk about

The technique, known as CRISPR/Cas9, lets scientists cut-and-paste DNA inside cells to correct genetic defects or, potentially, add new capabilities. It offers enormous promise to improve our understanding of biology and to treat or even eliminate genetic diseases.<p>But there's a dark side to …

Experts Discuss ‘Line We Must Not Cross’ in the Realm of Gene Editing

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering but not before the experts discuss its ethical implications in earnest.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around …

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

Pump Up Your Arms in 10 Minutes Flat

Here’s how to hammer your biceps and triceps with a band and kettlebell<p>The curl and the kickback are two of the most popular arm exercises.<p>During this 10-minute workout, you’ll perform both—but not the ways you’re used to doing them.<p>Instead of a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you’ll grab a band …

The greatest indie movie soundtracks of all time

<i>THE VIRGIN SUICIDES</i> (1999)<p>As the 90s drew to a close, French duo Air invented a new sound for suburban dysfunction and defined an era with their hopelessly dreamy original film score for Sofia Coppola’s dark and whimsical directorial debut <i>The Virgin Suicides</i>. When Air spoke to us about the iconic …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Superbrain Yoga: 3 Minutes That Maximize Brain Power

Tips On Overcoming Sleep Problems During Pregnancy<p>Published<p>4 weeks ago<p>on<p>July 3, 2018<p><i>Getting a Good Night’s Sleep in the Third Trimester is a Challenge</i><p>…

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>Which are the 100 best novels ever written in the English language? No list could possibly satisfy everyone, as …

Language

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Can Genetic Engineering Create Killers?

Jurassic World and Hitman: Agent 47 suggest that tinkering with DNA can lead to deadly results. But what does the science say?<p>Good news for prey: Genetic engineering is woefully ill equipped to produce bespoke killers of any kind. That’s because building a life-form is a messy and unpredictable …

Genetics

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …