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Questions that could change the world

John Brockman is best described as an impresario of ideas. Technically, he is a literary agent, and a highly successful one. But his fame—and unique …

Best Science Fiction Books for Your Summer Reading List

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow.<p>Summer is finally here, and that’s the perfect time to catch up on your reading, of course, maybe …

Science Fiction

Read More Books

What was the last actual, physical book you read? If you’re struggling for an answer, please keep reading. (Note: This does not count as a …

New Light-Activated Nanoparticles Kill Over 90% of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A new solution in the fight against superbugs.<p>Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem around the world, responsible for some 2 …

We're losing the fight against antibiotic resistance

As Lyn Gilbert has pointed out on The Conversation, there isn't good evidence behind many of these recommendations. For GPs, the main determinant of the duration of antibiotics is the size of the pack they come in.<p>In hospitals, we also have some odd rules about antibiotics:<p>Prime numbers for …

Medicine

Best Books of 2015: Best of the Best-of Lists - WSJ.com

Best Books of 2015 Best of the Best-of Lists<p>A compilation of books cited on multiple year-end lists<p>Published Dec. 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET<p>Your Friend’s Reading List<p>We've loaded your friend's reading list here. These books were part of The Wall Street Journal's Best Books of 2015 compilation.<p>Clear …

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A Book 'Everyone Says' We Must Read. Especially Now: Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning

Hitler had already occupied Austria when Viktor Frankl, a young Viennese psychiatrist and writer, learned that the United States had approved his request to immigrate. His parents were overjoyed -- their son would escape the Nazis, go off to America and continue his brilliant work.<p>Frankl was …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

You Need to Read These 10 Mind-Expanding Books

Which book will you read first?<p><i>What are some books that expand your mind? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Bokhari, host of The Meaningful Show podcast, blogger at deanbokhari.com, on Quora:</b><p>Reading is fun. Reading is powerful.<p>And reading has served me so …

Which 10 books should children read before they leave school?

George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 has beaten Harry Potter to the top of a list of books that every student should read before leaving …

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are here — and they’re spreading | The Star

The superbugs aren't coming; they're already here. And antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spreading not just in rich countries but in the developing …

You could help find the next generation of antibiotics

A new biology kit could allow anyone to get involved with the discovery of the next generation of antibiotics. Post/Biotics, created by entrepreneur …

Where Antibiotic Resistance Is Worst Around the World

Instead of the usual doom and gloom about antibiotic resistance, let’s begin with the good news. A new global report on antibiotic use, released …

Dramatic rise seen in antibiotic use

New report provides the most comprehensive picture yet of antibiotic use and resistance worldwide.<p>Antibiotic use is growing steadily worldwide, …

Reading Like A Writer: Why to do It, How to do It, and Why I Often Fail at It « Fantasy-Faction

In podcasts and interviews, I often hear authors lamenting the fact that due to deadlines and publicity efforts, they don’t get to read as much as …

The rise of superbugs: How antibiotic resistance develops and how you can help stop it

Even the man who discovered penicillin in the 1940s knew that one day antibiotics could become useless if used improperly.<p>Sir Alexander Fleming warned about the misuse of antibiotics leading to resistance, and now experts say that’s exactly what’s happening. The Centers for Disease Control and …

Antibiotic Resistance: Let’s Change the Way We Understand It

In the past few days, there have been two interesting reports on antibiotic resistance. One was released by Consumer Reports entitled, “How Safe Is …

The looming crisis of antibiotic resistance

Sir Alexander Fleming saw it coming. He discovered penicillin in 1928, a breakthrough that made lethal infections treatable and revolutionized …

A Guide to Dystopian Literature

<b>Preface</b><p>For almost as long as I have had the privilege of reading, I have read dystopian literature. I started with <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> and <i>The Martian</i> …

7 Book Series That Will Rekindle Your Love of Reading

National Reading Month has us thinking about books that made us fall in love with reading to begin with. To quote a friend’s college application essay (yes, I loved it so much that I remember it to this day), “it was Harry Potter that sparked my love of reading, which in turn sparked a lifetime …

Books

The Best Places To Find Cheap And Free Books

Information is power — and reading more enhances your knowledge and the connections your brain makes between the things you learn. Even so, books …

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2015 Tours of a Lifetime

6 Flight-Booking Hacks to Save You a Ton of Money on Airfare

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's tough to say what's worse when buying a plane ticket: knowing that fares may drop and that you're probably getting screwed, or never knowing how much extra cash the airlines actually got off you. Either way, there's only one thing to do to put your mind at ease. And …

32 Perfect Books To Kick Off Your Book Club

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How Challenging is the Inca Trail?

Deep in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu is the Holy Grail for any traveller headed to South America. While it’s certainly not the …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

10 Things You're Paying Too Much for When You Travel (and How to Pay Less)

You may eagerly anticipate a getaway or a weeklong escape, but traveling isn't always a bargain. The cost of airfare, hotels, transportation, food, …

50 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence, or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower—Traveler's network of editors and writers has rounded up 50 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in Europe. Think something …