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Game of Thrones bij mieren: daar komen feromonen bij kijken

Wetenschappers hebben ontdekt dat larven die azen op de troon een ‘prinses-feromoon’ produceren. Dankzij dat feromoon weet de rest van de kolonie dat …

What your handwriting says about your personality

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>Graphology, the science of analyzing handwriting for personality traits, has been around since the days of Aristotle.<p>Today, it's used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to …

The Season’s Biggest Novel Has 1.3 Million Words and Outweighs a Bowling Ball

‘Bottom’s Dream’ is 1,496 pages of linguistic cartwheels; no e-readers<p>An experimental German novel first published in 1970 is set to be one of the biggest books of the season. The publisher hopes you can’t put it down.<p>At more than 13 pounds, it is not easy to pick up.<p>The first English-language …

Books

Why Stephen King's It still terrifies 30 years on

The bestselling tale of teenagers haunted by a demon remains effective because it’s about so much more than a scary clown<p>I think you’d struggle to find a more-read author in the 1980s than Stephen King. Throughout the 70s and early 80s, King carved a path for himself as the world’s foremost writer …

Stephen King

Can evolutionary psychology explain why we love to hate evil villains?

<i>By guest blogger</i> David Robson<p>Darth Vader. Hannibal Lecter. Lord Voldemort. In literature and in film, it’s often the villains who steal the show. In …

Psychology

Why Audiobooks Are Not Cheating, According to a Cognitive Scientist

Reading is good for your brain. Here's how to read more without giving up precious moments of your already busy day.<p>We all know we should read more books. It's just hard to find the time. And if you don't already feel guilty about the pitifully small number of books you've read this year? Bill …

Audiobooks

He’s not erratic or crazy: Trump used lifestyle marketing to win the Republican nomination and outsmart the media

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>This was all by design: Trump is acting intentionally, with premeditation and according to a plan<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 16, 2016 5:23pm (UTC)<p>On Friday Donald Trump was again in full professional wrestling heel mode. Using Twitter, he mocked the news media by …

Donald Trump

The 200 Happiest Words in Literature

Excellent, laughs, joy, rainbow, outstanding, butterflies, sunlight, kisses, weekends, cake, cheers, relaxing, Saturdays, cupcake, extraordinary, hilarious, moonlight, optimistic, peaceful, romance, internet.<p>There are six main types of stories in fiction. That’s what computer scientists found after …

Happiness

It’s time fiction reflected gay married life | Matthew Griffin

Attitudes towards commitment in gay relationships have changed – the novel could help to define them<p>The first book I ever read depicting a gay relationship was Jamie O’Neill’s <i>At Swim, Two Boys</i>. It was the summer of 2002, a decade before marriage equality would seem possible. I was 18 years old, …

Get ready for a new dinosaur novel from Michael Crichton

When Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, he left behind a massive collection of papers: outlines, notes, and several incomplete novels. In the years since his death, Crichton’s widow Sherri has been combing through those files, and recently discovered a new manuscript called <i>Dragon Teeth</i>, which is …

Prufrock: Elegant British Losses, Shakespeare's Politics, Orwell on Wells and Hitler, and More

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>The British have an especially beautiful way of losing: "It was a long time before they were overcome – before we finished them. …

Communicator-in-chief: Where Obama’s rhetoric illuminated a complex world, Trump’s deceptive dialect dumbs down

<b>Barack Obama, Donald Trump (Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Brian Snyder/Salon)</b><p>You only have to read the first words of “Dreams from My Father” and “Crippled America” to see the stark difference<p>David Masciotra<p>June 19, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>In America’s slow and steady move from a literary culture to an audio-visual …

Barack Obama

Donald Trump is no fool: The dangerous demagogue knows exactly what he’s saying

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Jim Bourg)</b><p>Pundits call his oratory style “off-the-cuff.” It’s anything but. Trump employs a sophisticated form of doublespeak<p>Mark Peysha<p>June 10, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Donald Trump’s speaking style is said to be off the cuff and …

Donald Trump

What Ever Happened to Carly Fiorina?

<i>Davenport, Iowa —</i> Remember Carly Fiorina?<p>It was only three months ago that her name was on everyone’s lips. After triumphantly ascending from the …