James Wood in The New Yorker: Earlier this summer, my family spent a week in an Italian village near Menton, just over the border that Italy shares with southern France. Dry hills, the azure Mediterranean, scents of rosemary and lavender,...

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A Novelist’s Powerful Response to the Refugee Crisis

 

James Wood in The New Yorker:

RefugeeEarlier this summer, my family spent a week in an Italian village near Menton, just over the border that Italy shares with southern France. Dry hills, the azure Mediterranean, scents of rosemary and lavender, a lemon tree in the garden. Well, lucky us. Daily, we...

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Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer

 

From Phys.Org:

CancerCancer, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, arises from the disruption of essential mechanisms of the normal cell life cycle, such as replication control, DNA repair and cell death. Thanks to the advances in genome sequencing techniques, biomedical...

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Friday Poem

What Makes a Poem

The barley
    and the manner of its malting
    its standing up to the wind
    its sprouting and drying
    its gradual ripening

The water
    and the manner of its flowing
    traces of peat and mineral
...

 

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Yuval Noah Harari, visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Rantzen and a selection of Guardian readers

Andrew Anthony in The Guardian:

ScreenHunter_2828 Sep. 21 23.37Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of Sapiens, the book by the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari. Given that radio audiences at that time in the morning are not known for their appetite for intellectual engagement...

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How Communists and Catholics Built a Commonwealth

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Nathan Schneider in America:

Boulder, Colo., is a town full of characters, and Richard Warner was one of them. Dr. Warner—a psychiatrist, anthropologist and transplanted Englishman, with ruddy cheeks and wavy hair—held a particularly zealous conviction that any patient with mental...

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