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University students shunning books in favour of Wikipedia

Prof Orlando Figes, of Birkbeck, University of London, says students no longer read books as they get information from websites such as Wikipedia and SparkNotes<p>Students are completing university degrees without reading a single book because of the availability of information on the internet, a …

It Was The Best Of Sentences ...

Have you ever had a sentence stop you in your tracks? Editors at <i>The American Scholar</i> magazinehave put out their list of the "Ten Best Sentences" in fiction and nonfiction. Associate editor Margaret Foster says the inspiration came from water cooler talk around the office.<p>"We're sometimes struck by …

Suspected Gulnara Karimova letter smuggled to BBC

<b>Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, used to be one of the most powerful people in Central Asia. Last year she fell from grace - but remained active online until five weeks ago. Since then, she has been silent.</b><p>The long rambling letter in my inbox is littered with signs of …

Human Rights

Why people believe weird things

Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

'Death Class' Taught Students A Lot About Life

<b>Listen · 5:28</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Plenty of college courses delve into the big philosophical questions of life, but Norma Bowe's class was different. For years, the nurse and college professor taught a class that forced students to confront death head-on — there were poems about …

Netgear wants to replace your cable box with a Chromecast-sized Android dongle

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Honey, they shrunk the cable box: Netgear (S NTGR) introduced a new TV dongle called the NeoMediacast, also known as NTV300D, …

Apple Pledges to Consider Putting Women and Minorities on Its Board

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following pressure from shareholders, Apple has altered its corporate charter to include language …

Jahi McMath, brain-dead teen, transferred to undisclosed location

The release of 13-year-old Jahi McMath's body from an Oakland hospital Sunday night is being hailed as a victory by her family and their attorney.<p>The girl was declared brain dead after<p>sleep apneasurgery last month at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Her body was released Sunday by the …

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Illegal immigrant Sergio Garcia gets California law licence

<b>The supreme court of California has granted a law licence to an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has lived for years in the US.</b><p>Sergio Garcia, 36, arrived in the US nearly two decades ago without papers.<p>He attended law school and passed the California bar exam, but has not yet been granted a …

Immigration

Quest to grow human organs inside pigs in Japan

<b>I am standing in a fully functioning operating theatre. A surgeon and team of specialists in green smocks are preparing to operate. But I'm not in a hospital. I am on a farm deep in the Japanese countryside. On the gurney about to undergo the knife is a six-month-old female pig.</b><p>Standing over her, …

Biotechnology

Why praising your children could do more harm than good

Parents and other adults may naturally want to heap praise on kids with low self-esteem, but telling little Billy that he's incredibly great might actually do more harm than good.<p>In a new study to be published in the journal psychological science, researchers found that kids with low self-esteem …

Psychology

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates 'The Loaf' Persists

In many prisons and jails across the U.S., punishment can come in the form of a bland, brownish lump. Known as nutraloaf, or simply "the loaf," it's fed day after day to inmates who throw food or, in some cases, get violent. Even though it meets nutritional guidelines, civil rights activists urge …

How Scarcity Trap Affects Our Thinking, Behavior

A Harvard economist finds there are psychological connections between the bad financial planning of many poor people and the poor time management of busy professionals. In both cases, he finds the experience of scarcity causes biases in the mind that exacerbate problems.<p><b>Listen · 5:41</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

Apologies Needed For Beyonce's Song?

Critics are slamming Beyonce for using an audio clip from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in her new song "XO." Was she being insensitive, or artistic? Host Michel Martin hears from the beauty shop ladies: journalists Bridget Johnson and Keli Goff, and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino.<p><b>Listen</b> …

A Bet, Five Metals And The Future Of The Planet

This famous bet — between a biologist and an economist — was over population growth. It started three decades ago, but it helped set the tone for environmental debates that are still happening today.<p>The biologist at the heart of this bet was Paul Ehrlich at Stanford. He wrote a best-selling book in …

A Graduate Program Works To Diversify The Science World

There is a widespread narrative in higher education that goes something like this: Colleges and universities have always accepted the best and brightest students; then, due to pressure from outside forces (some of them named "John F. Kennedy"), diversity was thrust upon the academy. In turn, …

Newspapers: 'Whistle-Blower' Snowden Deserves Clemency

These words from The New York Times about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden:<p>"Considering the enormous value of the information he has revealed, and the abuses he has exposed, Mr. Snowden deserves better than a life of permanent exile, fear and flight. He may have committed a crime to do so, but …

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

If You Ride the Subway to Work You're About to Get Screwed

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Ted Williams: A Perfectionist Ballplayer With Many Demons

There are great ballplayers, and then there's Ted Williams. In a 22-year career, Williams accomplished things that give him a legitimate claim to being the greatest hitter who ever lived; but he was also a tormented soul who hurt a lot of people, including himself.<p>Williams won six batting titles, …

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BALTIMORE—Marveling at her ability to shed so many preconceptions and societal norms, sources confirmed Tuesday that the pink Baltimore Orioles …

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Woman Who Had Almost Formed Healthy Sense Of Self Rejoins Social Media

OVERLAND PARK, KS—Having reportedly developed an increased sense of satisfaction with her body image, career, relationship status, and overall …

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