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Poisonous Books Discovered In University Library: Why Were They Covered In Arsenic?

Researchers used a scanning technique to try to read hidden texts in the covers of three books in a university library in Denmark. They discovered that the books were coated with poisonous paint.

Public Health July 8, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Final Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Question' Will Be Released In October 2018

UK publisher John Murray announced it is releasing Stephen Hawking's final book in October 2018. The book will cover artificial intelligence, black holes, and alien intelligence.

Space May 16, 2018

Amazon Launches A $23 Kid-Friendly Book Box For Prime Customers

Amazon announced that it will debut a new program for Amazon Prime members and their families. Prime Book Box is expected to strengthen literacy among kids from newborns to 12-year-olds.

Internet May 1, 2018

Google Play Store March 2017: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles coming to Google Play in March include the movie 'Rogue One,' the game 'Power Rangers: Legacy Wars,' and music by Ed Sheeran.

Apps/Software March 7, 2017

5 Reasons Why Reading A Book Every Day Is Good For You, According To Science

Through the years, researchers have compiled countless reasons why reading a book is good for your health and wellness. Here are five research-based benefits to begin with.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Disney Adds Comics To Its Story Central Reading App

Users can now read comics and graphic novels on Disney Story Central.

Apps/Software February 17, 2017

Prince Charles Co-Authors Book On Climate Change

Prince Charles co-wrote a Ladybird book on climate change with an environmentalist and a climate scientist. When is the release date of this 52-page book?

Earth/Environment January 15, 2017

Google Play Books Makes It Easier To ‘Discover’ New Titles With New Feature

Google has announced the launch of a new 'Discover' feature for Google Play Books. Discover makes it easier to see personalized recommendations and find the most buzzed-about book the user should read next.

Google September 19, 2016

MIT, Georgia Tech Researchers Use Terahertz Imaging To Read Books Without Opening Them

Researchers from MIT and Georgia Tech have teamed up to create a terahertz imaging system. With the technology, it’s going to be possible to read a book without opening it.

Material Science September 10, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Inspires Book Hunting Game In Belgium: Locals Prefer Harry Potter To Pikachu?

'Pokémon GO'-inspired book hunting game is taking the Belgian gaming scene by storm. This just goes to show that a lot of people would prefer to go out looking for a Stephen King than a Pikachu.

Internet August 27, 2016

Do Bookworms Live Longer? New Study Links Reading More Books To Longer Lifespan

Can reading books contribute to a longer lifespan? A new study by Yale University has discovered a link between book reading and increased longevity. More books may equate to a two-year increase in lifespan, researchers say.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 8, 2016

Sipping Wine While Reading A Book? Barnes & Noble Will Make That Happen With New Concept Stores

Barnes & Noble revealed plans to open four new concept stores with expanded food menus. Customers will also be able to drink wine or beer while reading through their books.

Business Tech June 25, 2016

Google Play Store May 2016: The New Apps, Games, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles coming to the Google Play Store in May includes the mobile game 'Skylanders Battlecast,' movie 'Zoolander 2' and Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman.'

Life & Style April 28, 2016

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly To Write About His Historic Year In Space

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will chronicle his historic year in space in a forthcoming memoir. Kelly will write about the effects of long-term spaceflight on his body and his belief in the journey to Mars.

Space April 7, 2016

'World Of Warcraft: Traveler' Is A New Youth Book Series From Blizzard And Scholastic

Comic book writer Greg Weisman joins Blizzard and Scholastic for a new book series based on 'World of Warcraft.'

Geek March 29, 2016

Wigeon Is The Social Media App That Lets Friends Exchange Movie And Restaurant Recommendations

This social media app allows users to recommend and discover new movies, music, books, shows and restaurants that they would enjoy.

Apps/Software March 23, 2016

'Oh, The Places It'll Snow' Mashes 'Game Of Thrones' With A Dr. Seuss Classic

Here's a candidate for 'most unlikely crossover fan project': a 'Game of Thrones'-themed take on the popular children's book 'Oh, the Places You'll Go' by Dr. Seuss.

Movies/TV Shows March 17, 2016

Harry Potter Fans Want To Accio These Custom Leather-Bound Books With Horcrux Bookmarks

Etsy shop PeskycatPapercraft auctioned off a set of custom-designed 'Harry Potter' septology for $5,100. All proceeds of the auction will go to charity.

Geek February 18, 2016

Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Seeks Funds To Cover The Prolific Author's Life And Work

The crew just needs to finish securing its production budget.

Movies/TV Shows February 2, 2016

Speed Reading Too Good To Be True, Say Scientists:Learn How To Read Faster

Researchers cast doubt on claims made by many speed reading programs. Reading fast and having full comprehension of the text do not always go hand in hand.

Life January 18, 2016

David Bowie's Idea of Perfect Happiness Was Reading: Here's A List of His Favorite Works of Fiction

David Bowie was undeniably a legend in the entertainment industry. Check out some of the visionary musician's favorite written works and experience the fictional worlds he loved most.

Movies/TV Shows January 13, 2016

Reddit's Best AMAs Are Now Available In A Hardcover Book

You can now own a hardcover book containing the best of Reddit's often insightful, often hilarious, AMAs.

Internet Culture January 5, 2016

The New 'Harry Potter' Book Covers Have Finally Been Revealed

Designer Olly Moss' new covers for the globally-loved 'Harry Potter' series by J.K. Rowling have been revealed.

Movies/TV Shows December 11, 2015

Bookworms, Rejoice! Amazon Brings Back $10 Discount On Any Physical Book With This Promo Code

Amazon customers stand to get a discount of up to $10 off on any physical book that the retailer carries. Here's the code to get 25 percent off your next book purchase at Amazon and a couple of book recommendations.

Business December 11, 2015

Amazon Offers Up To $10 Discount On Physical Books: Here's The Promo Code

Amazon customers can take up to $10 off of the regular price of any physical book being sold by the online retail giant. Customers can take advantage of the offer through entering a promo code, but there is a catch.

Business November 26, 2015

Ernest Hemingway Memoir 'A Moveable Feast' Becomes Source Of Comfort For Parisians In Wake Of Deadly Attacks

Published posthumously, Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" was his love letter to Paris where he spent time as a young man honing his writing skills, soaking in the gifts of the city of light. In the days after the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, the novel has become a beacon of hope and comfort for Parisians who have been buying paperback editions of the book.

Internet Culture November 22, 2015

Reading Self-Help Books May Cause More Stress, Study Finds

The self-help industry is growing in popularity due to possible favorable outcomes on mental health. Researchers, however, found that some self-help books may actually induce more stress than help among its readers.

Life November 19, 2015

Why Do Humans Exist? Harvard Physicist Proposes New Theory

Leading Harvard physicist Lisa Randall proposed a new theory that could explain why humans had emerged as a species after the extinction of dinosaurs. In her book, Randall said a hypothetical dark disk of matter may have been the reason.

Space November 15, 2015

New Book Reveals Why We Always Line Up In The Slower Queue

In a new book to be published in December, David Andrews argues that people appear to often choose slower lines because they only notice how fast the other queues are when theirs is moving slowly. The book also ventures into the history and psychology of queuing in the modern world.

Society November 9, 2015

JK Rowling Tells All About Crime Writer Pseudonym Robert Galbraith

A month ago, J.K. Rowling's third crime fiction novel, 'Career of Evil,' was released. Rowling goes on the airwaves to talk about writing in a new genre along with details about her choice to go with her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, for the series.

Movies/TV Shows November 3, 2015

Podmasters: 5 Horror Podcasts You Shouldn't Listen To Before Bed

Halloween is almost here. Get in the spirit with these five horror podcasts, which are good for a fright this month and any time of the year.

Movies/TV Shows October 20, 2015

'The Silmarillion' Will Inevitably Become A Movie, But It Really, Really Shouldn't Be

J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Silmarillion' will likely one day become a film, but the movie that will appear in theaters will be nothing like the book that inspired it.

Movies/TV Shows October 20, 2015

Can You Find Chewbacca In These Images From 'Where's The Wookiee?'

'Where's the Wookiee?' takes the 'Where's Waldo?' formula and remixes it with Chewbacca from 'Star Wars' as the main character. Can you find Chewie in these high-res images?

Movies/TV Shows October 19, 2015

9 Must-Read George R.R. Martin Stories That Aren't 'Game Of Thrones'

George R.R. Martin may be known for 'Game of Thrones,' but his work outside the world of Westeros is every bit as captivating.

Movies/TV Shows October 13, 2015

This Bedtime Book Claims It Can Put Your Kid To Sleep In No Time: Does It Really Work?

A bedtime book recently published by Random House claims that it can put kids to sleep in no time. Some parents say that the book is effective; some say otherwise.

Society October 11, 2015

New Peter Pan Book Has Stunning Illustrations, Fold-Out Pages And Secret Documents

Listen up, kids and kids at heart. A new ‘Peter Pan’ book is out, and this deluxe edition features colorful illustrations and interactive removable features for kids and kids at heart.

Movies/TV Shows October 9, 2015

Harry Potter Enhanced Editions Come To Apple's iBooks Store

Get ready to experience the beloved Harry Potter novels all over again, in a new way. Apple has landed the exclusive iBooks release of 'enhanced editions' of all seven books.

Movies/TV Shows October 8, 2015

Before He Gave You 'Goosebumps,' RL Stine Brought The Laughs

R.L. Stine is most famous for his children's horror book series 'Goosebumps.' However, before Stine was thinking of monsters to keep you up at night, he tried to lift up your spirits with jokes.

Movies/TV Shows October 8, 2015

Stephenie Meyer Releases Gender Bent Twilight For Book's 10th Anniversary

Team Edward and Team Jacob fans will need to think long and hard about their new allegiances in Stephenie Meyer's new Twilight book. This new release is to celebrate the books 10th anniversary.

Movies/TV Shows October 8, 2015

The Biggest Differences Between 'The Martian' Book And Movie

Ridley Scott's highly anticipated new film 'The Martian' opened to critical and commercial acclaim this weekend. How does it hold up to the best-selling book by Andy Weir on which it is based?

Movies/TV Shows October 5, 2015

The 'Game Of Thrones' Coloring Book Is Almost Here, Check Out The Cover

All men must color (inside the lines, please) -- according to 'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin.

Movies/TV Shows October 1, 2015

J.K. Rowling Writes 'The Potter Family' History, Unveils Drastic Pottermore Redesign

Pottermore has undergone a massive overhaul, and now it's much more user friendly and includes details on upcoming Potter-related works, as well as the latest writings by J.K. Rowling.

Movies/TV Shows September 22, 2015

7 Little Known Facts About The 'Batman: Arkham' Games

Do you know why the Penguin of the 'Batman: Arkham' games has a British accent? Why Oracle is so good at what she does? How the Batcave beneath Arkham Asylum came about? We have those answers and more.

Geek September 22, 2015

Panasonic's HomeTeam App Allows Family Members To Stay Connected Using Books And Games

A new video-calling platform from Pansonic's Health & Wellness Solutions allows long-distance family members to read books and play games with children.

Apps/Software September 22, 2015

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Official Art Book Coming In December

This December, 'Star Wars' fans who want to extend their 'Force Awakens' experience are in for a treat. A terrific-looking volume is coming from Abrams Books called 'The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

Movies/TV Shows September 11, 2015

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