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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sara Lewis

For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for … Continue reading

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How the British Library Digitized One of the World’s Largest Books

The Klencke Atlas published in 1660 is one of the most famous objects in the British Library’s cartographic collection, a towering book that stands nearly 6 feet tall and reaches over seven feet wide when open. For over three centuries … Continue reading

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Who Are More Elite: The Rich or the Cultured? | Salman Rushdie | Big Think

The controversial author predicted the rise of Trump by placing “a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain sporting makeup and coloured hair” in his new book, written before the election. But can he explain the hate of knowledge that persists in … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro

British author, Kazuo Ishiguro, who wrote “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go,” has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. via Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro —

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Brazilian Literature, in Translation — Bruna Dantas Lobato

I’m thrilled to share my translation of Caio Fernando Abreu’s “Beauty, a Terrible Story” in the new issue of Words Without Borders, “Brazil Beyond Rio.” When I first came across Abreu’s work (ten years ago, in a high school classroom), … Continue reading

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