10 of the Best Poems about Stars — Interesting Literature

The best starry poems Stars, like flowers and the moon and sunsets, are part of the ‘paint-by-numbers’ poetry toolkit: if you want to write a passable poem that sounds consciously ‘poetic’, you can, as S Club 7 put it, reach for the stars. But poets throughout the centuries have put the stars to more thoughtful […]

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Doctors Rarely Clean Potentially Virus-Carrying Stethoscopes, Study Finds — CBS Philly

CBS Local– Stethoscopes can transmit more to your body on contact than just a cold shiver, as they can carry viruses when not cleaned. According to a study from the Yale School of Medicine, doctors rarely, if ever, sterilize their stethoscopes between uses. Over a four week stint, researchers studied one medical staff’s tendencies with their…

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“A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.” – Junot Diaz I write because I know that I couldn’t live without my stories, without my characters, without my strange habit of angrily punching those keys on the […]

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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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