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12 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Junot Díaz, R. L. Stine, John Green, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they're most thankful for. Here's what they had to say:</i><p>To learn …

Books

How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas

<b>Developing an original and creative idea requires the simultaneous activation of two completely different networks in the brain: the associative –</b> …

Neuroscience

A lonely look at Batman, Vader, Gollum and other sci-fi icons (pictures)

Introspective Vader

Comic Books

Ten must-read YA novels you've probably never heard of

Just like adult fiction, popular YA books such as The Hunger Games or Divergent are not representative of the sheer diversity of titles and authors out there. John Hansen, creator of #VeryRealisticYA, explores some of the totally unique YA books you’ve probably not come across but really ought to …

Books

Tabletop Whale

<b>Tabletop Whale</b> is an original science illustration blog.<p>Made with love by a biology grad student at the University of Washington. Charts, …

Crystal Castles - Frail

Castles

Seneca Village: The Community that Died so Central Park Could Live

<i>This post originally appeared on The History Blog</i>.<p>Seneca Village was a small but vibrant community founded in 1825 by free working class …

Hurry Up and Wait: Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman’s Whimsical Children’s Book for Grownups about Presence in the Age of Productivity

“It feels so good to go someplace. Except when you want to stay right there where you are.”<p><i>“Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present,”</i> Alan Watts observed in his magnificent meditation on the art of timing half a century before our paradoxical modern mecca of …

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

Hiking

On Easter Island, face to face with the moai

Stepping out of our 20-passenger bus on a hot January morning, we spotted them across a grassy field: six stone statues of strange-looking men.<p>Or gods.<p>Or chiefs.<p>Most were as tall as two basketball players, one standing on the other's shoulders. Their bellies protruded, and the eye sockets in their …

Top 6 Science Inventions You Probably Haven't Heard Of

<b>High school students from Southeast Asia protect the environment with inventions that challenge the status quo.</b><p>Did you know bamboo can be used to …

South-east Asia

Terry Pratchett: 50 best quotes

<b>Terry Pratchett, whose science-fantasy Discworld novels are some of the best-selling works in English fiction around the world, died on March 12, 2015, aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide and was full of wit and wisdom. His final</b> …