Douglas Adams, AppleMaster, SF author and creator of the hugely successful Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and four sequels along with numerous other books, died Friday of a sudden heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49. Read more from MacNN’s “Douglas Adams, AppleMaster, dies at 49,” Richard Dawkins’ (author of The Selfish Gene) “Lament for Douglas Adams” in The Guardian, The Guardian’s Obituary for Douglas Adams, and Apple’s tribute.
- Why Reading Books Should be Your Prio... — Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science | Inc.comhttps://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/why-reading-books-should-be-your-priority-according-to-science.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsAccording to research conducted at the University of Toronto, study participants who read short story fiction experienced far less need for “cognitive closure” compared with counterparts who read non-fiction essays. Aside from people who read books living longer, successful people are readers, and reading [...]
- 5 Places Where People Live the Longes... — 5 Blue Zones Where People Live the Longest, Healthiest Lives | Timehttp://time.com/5160475/blue-zones-healthy-long-lives/Global life expectancy averages out to 71.4 years. That means, of course, that some parts of the world see much shorter life spans, while others enjoy far greater longevity. Five places, in particular, fall into the latter category. They’re known as Blue Zones—named for [...]
- ‘Altered Carbon’: Underst... — ‘Altered Carbon’: The New Netflix Series, Explained | Hollywood Reporterhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/altered-carbon-new-netflix-series-explained-1081140From executive producer and showrunner Laeta Kalogridis, and based on an original 2002 novel written by author Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon takes place in a far future world where mankind has captured immortality like lightning in a bottle — or high-tech devices in the back [...]
- Which museums are taking part in the ... — Which museums are taking part in the upcoming free-admission day? Here's the complete list – LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-free-museums-day-20180102-story.htmlDozens of Southern California museums will offer free admission on Jan. 28, saving upward of $25 per person. Here’s who’s participating in the Museums Free-for-All. [...]
- Free for all: How to find free (and l... — Free for all: How to find free (and legal) books and movies – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/free-for-all-how-to-find-free-and-legal-books-and-movies/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756Don’t be a pirate! There’s an endless amount of public domain content on the internet, if you know where to look. SaveSave [...]