Pet Translation Device Could Be Available Within 10 Years: Report — CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—You may be able to talk to your dog or cat in the next 10 years, according to a new report published by The Guardian. William Higham of Next Big Thing, who co-authored the report for Amazon, says he believes devices that can talk to your pet could be less than 10 years away.…

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Nonfiction Science Book Club: Some More Suggestions — Lioness at Large

… just because there are already plenty to choose from anyway! 🙂 Mainly, but not exclusively “history of science” entries here. Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1578635/nonfiction-science-book-club-some-more-suggestions

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On the Science of Bibliosmia: That Enticing Book Smell — Interesting Literature

In this week’s Dispatches from the Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle ponders the strange pull of bibliosmia by getting his nose literally into a book ‘There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.’ So Ray Bradbury, author of the nightmare dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 about a world […]

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The Best David Gemmell Novels Everyone Should Read — Interesting Literature

The 10 best novels by David Gemmell, master of heroic fantasy In the 1980s, with his debut novel Legend (1984), the British author David Gemmell revolutionised heroic fantasy. Drawing on the stories of Robert E. Howard and the novels of Michael Moorcock and J. R. R. Tolkien, Gemmell also took inspiration from his favourite novelist, […]

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A Short Analysis of Philip Larkin’s ‘Self’s the Man’ — Interesting Literature

A reading of a Larkin poem ‘Self’s the Man’ was completed in November 1958, and was published in Philip Larkin’s third major poetry collection, The Whitsun Weddings, in 1964. In some ways it might be regarded as the lighter precursor to a more elusive later poem, ‘Sympathy in White Major’, which we’ve analysed here. But […]

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A Summary and Analysis of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ — Interesting Literature

The meaning of a classic fairy tale Blood wishes, talking mirrors, and poisoned fruit: it’s all here in ‘Snow White’, one of the most enduringly popular and recognisable fairy tales in western literature. Yet what is the story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs really about? Does it have a moral? And what are […]

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Dante Among the Machines: Margaret Oliphant’s ‘The Land of Darkness’ — Interesting Literature

In this week’s Dispatches from the Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle considers a curious dystopian story by Queen Victoria’s favourite novelist The terms ‘dystopian’ and ‘ecology’ both gained currency in the mid-nineteenth century, although ‘dystopia’ has been traced back even earlier. The Victorian era witnessed the emergence of a new genre of science fiction, dystopian literature, […]

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