How will the introduction of e-book devices affect academics and fit into the scholarly ecosystem? And is the book as an artifact dead?
Despite initial tentativeness on the part of consumers, it seems that e-books are here to stay. But while lots has been said about what the electrical devices replacing the printed page will have on the publishing industry, not so much has been said about how this change will affect education and academics. "How useful are these devices for academics and how do they fit into our own personal scholarly ecosystems?" asks Alex Golub of Inside Higher Ed. "Let’s face it: at heart, the Kindle is designed to let you read mystery novels, not academic books. It is small, light, and has terrific battery life…The Kindle is remarkably freeing -- suddenly your porch or the beach is a workspace…In fact, I must admit that I think the book as an artifact is already dead."
New research offers a tip for politicians who don’t want to be seen as corrupt: don’t get a big head.
- New research offers a tip for politicians who don't want to be seen as corrupt: don't get a big head.
- A new study showed people photos of politicians and asked them to rate how corruptible each seemed.
- The results were published this week in Psychological Science by researchers at Caltech.
These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
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