The Forgotten Perks of Reading Fiction The Digital Age has heightened the habit of skimming everything we read, Soli Salgado writes at Utne. But, he suggests, we lose something invaluable…Continue readingWhy fiction?
Glaciers are melting, oceans are rising, and the male population is dwindling as temperatures continue to increase—at least in Japan, a new study shows. Japanese researchers found that in the…Continue readingGlobal warming = more girls
We are living in a science fiction novel. Is our species evolving into a new superorganism taking over Earth? Gaia Vince thinks so. At BBC.com he makes the provocative argument…Continue readingAre we the enemy?
CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ against the USSR A scene from the 1965 film Doctor Zhivago, based on Boris Pasternak’s epic novel. Declassified documents show that the CIA used Doctor Zhivago,…Continue readingBooks as weapons