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31

Jul

Can computers be considered authors?As more content is generated by software programs, it’s changing the way books and articles are written and raising questions about what it means to be an author.

Can computers be considered authors?
As more content is generated by software programs, it’s changing the way books and articles are written and raising questions about what it means to be an author.

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Harry Potter fans less likely to be prejudiced, studies sayResearchers found that reading J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series enables young readers to view society from the perspective of a marginalized group.

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Harry Potter fans less likely to be prejudiced, studies say
Researchers found that reading J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series enables young readers to view society from the perspective of a marginalized group.

30

Jul

Your brain has a biological response to a good bookNew research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’

Your brain has a biological response to a good book
New research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’

Meet the ‘cat ladies’ of the metal scene
In her new book ‘Metal Cats,’ photographer Alexandra Crockett reveals the softer, kitty-loving side of metal musicians and their fans.

11

Jul

Does Harry Potter belong to J.K. Rowling or readers?The best-selling author recently published a short story about Harry and his friends, which raises a good question: When an author says a series is finished, are the characters’ stories still hers to tell?
Give us your thoughts in the comments, Potter fans!

Does Harry Potter belong to J.K. Rowling or readers?
The best-selling author recently published a short story about Harry and his friends, which raises a good question: When an author says a series is finished, are the characters’ stories still hers to tell?

Give us your thoughts in the comments, Potter fans!

03

Jul

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New graphic novel aims to teach kids about ivory poaching

24

Jun

9-year-old’s front-yard library deemed illegalSpencer Collins, a pint-sized librarian from the Kansas City ‘burbs, is taking on city hall after being asked to dismantle his code-breaking curbside book depository.

9-year-old’s front-yard library deemed illegal
Spencer Collins, a pint-sized librarian from the Kansas City ‘burbs, is taking on city hall after being asked to dismantle his code-breaking curbside book depository.

12

Jun

10 incredible bookstores in unusual places

15

May

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Book review: “How to Be Vegan” by Elizabeth Castoria

12

May

Books as water purifiers? Yes, really.This clever invention provides information about water while simultaneously providing the means for water purification.

Books as water purifiers? Yes, really.
This clever invention provides information about water while simultaneously providing the means for water purification.