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How's a Failed Cholera Vaccine Helping Millions of Children With Autism?

<b>Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started?</b><p>Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific rock star, that is. Yes, there are rock stars even in the scientific community and this post will walk you through some fantastic research by the biggest …

Immune System

The 6 Best-Kept Secrets in European Travel

<i>By: Barbara Woolsey</i><p>Some parts of Europe just get all the lovin'. But while Paris and London may see upward of 40 million tourists a year, there are a lot of other cool places across the continent that rival both in history and culture -- yet nobody talks about them. Until now. Because we decided it …

European Travel

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far



13 Books From 2015 That You Should Read ASAP

Before the welcome downpour of anticipated fall books rolls in (a new Jonathan Franzen novel? The conclusion to Elena Ferrante's tear-jerking series? We'll be spending the latter half of 2015 huddled up inside, thankyouverymuch), we recommend basking in the excellent stories that've already been …


3 Easy Peach Recipes That Will Make You Look Like a Gourmet Chef



17 Colouring Books That Every Grown-Up Needs

Fresh ink.<p>Want some more recommendations? Try these out.

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon's history begins with Dilbert's boss relaying senior leadership's explanation for the company's low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, "So they're saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …


Planning the End of Abortion

State legislatures have enacted a slew of abortion restrictions in recent years. Americans United for Life wrote most of them.<p>Charmaine Yoest is a soft-spoken mother of five who wears shin-length skirts with her blazers. She’s also the president of Americans United for Life, and when it comes to …

Rights & Freedoms

Beautiful bioluminescent creatures light up the deep ocean

Life adapts in the most beautiful ways. Bioluminescence, though rarely seen in land organisms (with the noteworthy exception of the firefly) is …

What Local Authors Are Reading This Summer

For some people, summer is the only time of year when there's time to read. Even if your vacation spot has Wi-Fi, you’ll be glad you took a break …


5 tips to read a book a day every day

The most successful people in the world make time to read, study, and learn far beyond their grade school years. In turn, they're better thinkers, innovators, and leaders.<p>With infinite knowledge from books at our disposal, there are simply too many great works out there to read just a handful a …


9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs's towards the metaphysical, Musk's list is all about science.<p>Only …

Computer Science