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The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters

There has never been a better time to be a geek. What was once an insult used to marginalize the ...

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Silver: Return to Treasure Island

July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and ...

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Joseph Anton

On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been ...

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Lean in: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, ...

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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything

What's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech, and translating Madame Bovary? How do you translate a joke? What's the ...

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The Uninvited Guests

One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an elegant supper party in honour ...

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