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28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

Books

5 TV Shows That Could Become 2017′s ‘Stranger Things’

The next Eleven is out there<p>No one could have predicted that a show about a missing boy, a mysterious girl with supernatural powers, and a dusty underworld, called the Upside Down, would consume popular culture for half a year. But that was the phenomenon that was <i>Stranger Things</i> in 2016, a rare …

New Study Calculates How Long Humanity Could Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Rick doesn't stand a chance.<p>Physics students have calculated how long it would take for humans to be wiped out by an infectious zombie apocalypse, …

Walking

25 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Face of 9,500-Year-Old Man Revealed for First Time

Digital tools help researchers reconstruct the Neolithic man inside the famed Jericho Skull.<p>Researchers have reverse-engineered the ancient ritual practice that created one of the British Museum's most important artifacts—the Jericho Skull—revealing the face of a man whose remains were decorated …

Archaeology

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

Art

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

The most eagerly anticipated books of 2017

With Arundhati Roy and Hilary Mantel coming out with much-awaited works, this will be a year of big ones. Here are some that are on our list:

Books

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

Books

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Mummified knees are Queen Nefertari's, archaeologists conclude

A pair of mummified knees are most likely those of the famously beautiful spouse of Pharoah Ramses II, who died around 1250BC, say scientists<p>A pair of mummified knees found in a tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Queens are most likely those of Queen Nefertari, the royal spouse of Pharaoh Ramses II, say …

All the 'Harry Potter' Easter eggs you missed in the 'Fantastic Beasts' opening

LONDON — <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> is the type of film that has so much going on it's all too easy to miss the little things — particularly when you realise …