At some levels this looks like one of those commercial parodies you might see on Saturday Night Live. But no, it looks to be true. It’s disappearing ink. In an urge to create a sense of urgency for readers to actually read the book they […]

An interesting book is out this week on the science of human altruism: A Cooperative Species by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis. It sounds like it might be a good read with Edward O. Wilson’s latest: The Social Conquest of Earth. From the book description […]

Courtesy of Discover magazine: After 147 years, the doctor’s original account of the Abraham Lincoln assassination has been found by a researcher looking through the National Archives for other undiscovered writings by or about Lincoln. On April 14, 1865, Dr. Charles Leale, an army surgeon, […]

Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel’s new book What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets asks us to consider the consequences of our society becoming so market driven. Decca Aitkenhead quotes Sandel in her review in the Guardian: “We live at a time when almost […]