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In David Epstein's 'Range', dabblers and dillettantes are ascendant.
Twain and Tesla had similar passions and an amusing friendship.
Discover the peril and potential of an automated robotic world.
Modern notions about the Illuminati are the result of a satirical cult-classic book.
The distance between the American dream and reality is expressed best through literature.
A new generation is waiting for the whimsy and wit of Dr. Seuss.
Some books had a profound influence on Einstein's thinking and theories.
The Canadian professor has an extensive collection posted on his site.
The gem lapis lazuli is the source of luminescent blue in manuscript illustrations.
Explore McLuhan's theory on print culture and its influential hold over civilization.
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
Hawking, who died in March, answers questions like "Is there a God?" and "Is time travel possible?" in his final book, which is available today.
His book warns us of the dangers of mass media, passivity, and how even an intelligent population can be driven to gladly choose dictatorship over freedom.
The states with golden stars on them are extra intriguing.