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Patrick Stewart Is Officially 'Done' Playing Professor X

Sorry, "X-Men" fans, but Patrick Stewart has said "au revoir" to our beloved Charles Xavier. Never mind the shifting timelines that could send Professor X back or forward to various decades. He's done.<p>Why now? Because of "Logan."<p>Sir Patrick, 76, just announced his X retirement at a Sirius XM Town …

Comics

Brexit will be good for universities, Oxford’s new Head of Brexit strategy says

British universities will establish global networks and recruit the world's "best and brightest" students outside of the European Union, Oxford University's head of Brexit strategy claimed yesterday.<p>Speaking publicly for the first time since his appointment in December, Professor Alastair Buchan …

College & University

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Philosophy: Alain de Botton<br>‘Seneca should be the author of the hour’<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books …

Literature

Science Writing

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here, the best in science …

Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow

<i>Summary: Researchers report a significant decrease in cerebral blood flow after physically fit older adults stop exercising for a short period of</i> …

Illegal immigrants caught in Britain's countryside trebles in three years as 27,000 suspects are arrested

The number of illegal immigrants being caught in British rural counties has almost trebled in three years, figures show as more than 27,000 suspects have been held.<p>A senior MP has warned the UK's border is not secure. Figures obtained by the BBC showed arrests of those illegally entering the UK …

Immigration

An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …

13 Motivational Quotes that Will Fuel Your Success

These quotes helped me to keep moving forward from massive debt to a seven-figure business. Read them when you need inspiration and practical advice.<p>On the long, arduous road to success, quitting often looks like an attractive option.<p>Use these quotes, not only keep you going, but also as a source …

Motivation

Be More Productive: The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute …

7 Incredible Self-Help Techniques to Overcome Depression With Positivity

Sadness is a normal part of being human that will come and go, but depression is a constant state. It can last for weeks, months, or years and can make it hard for you to do what you love. Recovery is not easy, but there are a number of small things that one can do in order to help ease the …

Scientist who wants to ‘regenerate’ 20 brain-dead patients deluged with warnings of a zombie apocalpyse

Ever since Ira Pastor declared his company’s intentions to take 20 brain-dead patients and try to “regenerate” their nervous systems, his email box …

Harvard Medical School

Reading on computer screens changes how your brain works, scientists say

Reading on computer screens and smartphones has made people unable to fully understand what they are reading as our brains retreat into focusing on small details rather than meanings, a study claims.<p>Researchers found that those who filled in forms, read short stories or studied using computer …

Humanity

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

The Value of the Novel by Peter Boxall review – Will Self is wrong, the novel is thriving

This dazzling work of criticism argues that fiction, from Dickens to Woolf to today, is a genre that has derived its power precisely from its precariousness<p>In his 1925 essay, “Why the Novel Matters”, DH Lawrence celebrated the novel as the “one bright book of life”. According to him, the novelist …