Susan Chute

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If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

The Art of Biophilia: Extraordinary Mosaics Incorporating Earth’s Most Colorful Creatures

A mesmerizing celebration of “the passionate love of life and of all that is alive.”<p>In his 1973 book <i>The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness</i>, psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm popularized the word <i>biophilia</i> as a term for a positive psychological state of being. Literally translated as “love of …

How Strangers Form Constellations That Make Sense of the World

<i>The Little Poetry Library: Corner of East Lake Street and 39th Avenue South, Minneapolis</i><p>The snow has gone now and the streets are gritty from melt; …

Books

Where is Google taking us?

Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/The Observer New Review<p>Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, still owns around 16% of the company.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/3/1435921855071/ea0a35e0-17eb-4b36-8d63-3f8a7e8e8f5f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Norbert …

Prototypes

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

7 Surprisingly Practical Lessons From America's New Poet Laureate

Not a poetry fan? Not to worry. There's plenty of inspiration and wisdom to learn from the life and work of Juan Felipe Herrera, the new U.S. poet laureate.<p>On Wednesday, June 10, the Library of Congress announced that Juan Felipe Herrera, 66, will be the next U.S. poet laureate.<p>Elaborating on the …

Literature

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids

June 11, 2015 <br>International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an iPad app that offers a plethora of free books specifically selected for kids and …

Education Technology

Librarian of Congress closing 28 year chapter with retirement

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After nearly three decades on the job, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, will be stepping down as head of the world's largest library.<p>Billington, who was sworn into office by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, is only the 13th librarian of Congress. He notified President …

The best summer reading books of 2015

Lazy days in the shade spent with a good book are one of summer’s great luxuries, but in order to indulge, you have to decide what to read first. …

Mental exhaustion has its perks: The secret to unlocking your creativity

<b>Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"</b><p>Counterintuitive new research suggests we’re often our most dynamic selves when we’re completely drained<p>Madhuvanthi Kannan<p>June 12, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If you walk down to the office gallery at …

Apple's iOS 9 could encourage developers to drop support for some apps

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Apple announced during its WWDC event on Monday that iOS 9 would help older devices run more smoothly compared to previous iOS updates, which tended to make them run slower due to internal hardware not coping as well.<p>At first glance, it would seem that could discourage …

Syrian Refugees at the Turkish Border: Pictures

Ancient DNA sheds light on how language, cultures evolved in Bronze Age Europe

It's tricky studying the history of a time when no one wrote things down. Archaeology pieces together how people lived in the past by studying artifacts they left behind; linguistics by analyzing newer languages to reconstruct the old.<p>This week, another branch of science -- genetics -- gave the …

A librarian found a copy of the original 'Star Wars' script, and it settles one of the biggest fan debates of the film

According to CBC— the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. — while trying to digitize the University of New Brunswick Library's science-fiction collection, librarian Kristian Brown stumbled upon an early draft of the "Star Wars" script.<p>The script, marked as a "fourth draft," is dated March 15, 1976, well …

The Internet is killing your brain. Here’s how to fix it

You’ve likely had the experience of having to Google a certain topic numerous times before you actually commit the fact you wanted to memory. Or …

Indiana University

America’s ‘national library’ is lacking in leadership, yet another report finds

The federal government’s watchdog agency released a critical report Tuesday on the Library of Congress’s long-standing failures to manage the complex computer systems that are vital to its mission.<p>The result of a year-long investigation by the Government Accountability Office, the report reveals a …

Princeton University Library acquires philosopher Derrida's personal library

The Princeton University Library has acquired the personal working library of philosopher Jacques Derrida, who died in 2004.<p>Derrida, an Algerian-born …

Humanities

Ultraviolet light reveals erased poetry in 13th century Black Book of Carmarthen

One of the UK’s most important medieval manuscripts is revealing ghosts from the past after new research and imaging work discovered eerie faces and …

The rise of the short Irish Story

A new generation of Irish authors is coming to prominence through the short story<p>Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 11:32<p>What do the Irish writers Kevin Barry, Mary …

Books

Nobody cares about your book: Why that “Things I Can Say About MFAs” essay struck such a nerve with writers

A former writing instructor causes outrage by trashing his old job and students — but he makes some good points<p>It was the rant that launched a thousand tweets, open letters and indignant blog posts: Ryan Boudinot's "Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One," …

Author Emma Healey struggles with her own story

Emma Healey wouldn't like to be writing this. Articles defeat her. "A form of torture," she says with a sigh. Essays in school were difficult, too. But she has been asked to write a fair number of them now that she has become well-known as the debut novelist whose book, <i>Elizabeth Is Missing</i>, caused …