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11 Classics of the New Gothic Canon

I was a child who ached to see ghosts. I imagined the bedroom furniture had been rearranged by invisible hands, that the woods behind my house …

Stack Overflow: Best Books of 2016

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>I always like to look back on what I read in the previous year, because it reminds me of things I enjoyed, things I learned, …

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in 2017

Will 2017 be the year we finally get our mitts on <i>The Winds of Winter</i>? At this point, even Bran Stark’s third eye couldn’t see if the answer is “hell …

A Brief Survey of the Great American Novel(s)

On this date in 1868, novelist John William DeForest coined the now inescapable term “the great American novel” in the title of an essay in <i>The …

Literature

5 Under-The-Radar Reads From Librarian Nancy Pearl

Librarian Nancy Pearl occasionally joins <i>Morning Edition</i> to talk about books she loves that you might not have heard of. As she tells NPR's Steve Inskeep, her latest batch of under-the-radar reads includes some older books as well some new ones.

Ten books that changed the world

<b>The Second Sex</b> <b>by</b> <b>Simone de Beauvoir</b><p>“Unsatisfied, cold, priapic, nymphomaniac, lesbian, a hundred times aborted, I was everything, even an unmarried mother,” wrote Simone de Beauvoir of the reaction to the second volume of <i>The Second Sex</i>. This outpouring of angst – which included the Vatican placing …

Literature

Here's what it would take to colonize the largest planet in the solar system

Just a few videos ago, I blew minds with a "How to" on terraforming the Moon. Once we've developed a Solar System spanning civilization and have claimed mastery over the laws of physics, and have common-place technology which staggers and dwarf our current comprehension of what's possible it should …

Japanese researchers watch a gang of children beat up their robot in a shopping mall

A robot in Japan learned the hard way that children can be cruel bullies, IEEE Spectrum reports.<p>During an experiment, Japanese researchers let a Robovie 2 robot roam around a shopping center in Osaka. The robot was programmed to politely ask humans to step aside if they got in its way. If the human …

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Gear & Gadgets

23 Underrated Horror Books You Have To Read ASAP

You won't sleep with the lights off ever again.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

The 34 Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Potatoes

The potato is humble, but it is also mighty.

Top 10 Things to Do in Utah Parks

National Parks

The First Paper Photographs Were Made With Salt, And They Look Like This

In 1839, British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot created the salt print, the earliest form of paper photography.<p>Talbot was a polymath, interested in, among other things, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, philosophy and, of course, art. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Talbot was on …