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1 hr ago | CiteULike

Automated Hypothesis Generation Based on Mining Scientific Literature

In Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining , pp.

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5 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Manyimbiri exposes the DNA of corruption

Stanely Mushava Literature Today Book: Tamba iri Kurira Author: Felix Manyimbiri Publisher: Mambo Press Felix Manyimbiri's latest offering, "Tamba Iri Kurira," is a penetrating expose into the nether thoroughfares of corruption, crime and decadence which a growing segment of society is frequenting in the quest for riches.

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8 hrs ago | Safari Books Online

The Economics of Science: A Critical Realist Overview

Dramatic and controversial changes in the funding of science over the past two decades, towards its increasing commercialization, have stimulated a huge literature trying to set out an "economics of science".

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Shirshendu captivates fans in Chittagong

Through his spell with words, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, one of the most popular writers of Bangladesh and West Bengal , India, captivated his readers and fans who gathered at a bookshop in Chittagong city on Saturday evening, to listen to their favourite writer.

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16 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

For the love of a good book How Delhi queued up at its 20th fair

Though she is hardly able to crane her neck enough to read all the titles of the books stacked up at a stall at the Delhi Book Fair, seven-year-old Trishani manages to get her hands on one of the pop-up books.

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23 hrs ago | Asia News Network

An English education

At a time when India is grappling with reforms to universalise education and exorcise the ghosts of colonialism that continue to haunt the education system, Britain is ridden with its own share of problems.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Asopa People

SWA continues its mission for Simbu literary excellence

RURAL schools in the rugged and remote north-west of Simbu Province have been visited by Francis Nii, Arnold Mundua, Mathias Kin and Jimmy Awagl to promote literature among early age school children.

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St. Petersburg Times

Review: Mitchell's 'Bone Clocks' a fantastic journey through time

If you're looking for a writer who can do any style or genre, then David Mitchell fits the bill.

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National Public Radio

Travelling Books: Vintage Van Carries Literature Around Lisbon

Francisco Antolin, the driver and co-founder of Tell A Story, speaks to a couple of Danish tourists who purchased some books from his mobile bookstore.

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New Statesman

Funny, defiant and furious: the tangled tale of two sisters

"It was my father and my sister who constantly beseeched my mother and me to read more, to find succour for life in books, to soothe our aches and pains with words and more words," remarks Yolandi Von Riesen, the narrator of Miriam Toews's new novel, in which the ability of literature to act as an antidote to despair is tested to the limit.

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The Washington Post

a The Givera to a The Great Gatsbya : How the movie adaptations stack up to the books that inspired them

During a panel moderated by The Washington Post's film critic Anne Hornaday - Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival - authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from films based on ... (more)

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WGBH

Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

At this summer's Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, thousands turned up for readings by big-name authors: Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, Zadie Smith and Albert Johnson.

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Stuff.co.nz

Grittier texts new favourites for English

The biography of notorious Australian criminal Chopper Read and a "mostly-true" story by rapper 50 Cent may sound out of place in an English class, but teachers are increasingly turning to grittier tales to get pupils interested in reading.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

For couple, a day of celebration - whatever the future holds

They met in 2009 at the Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark, now closed, which used to be part of the Hilton in downtown Milwaukee.

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The New Zealand Herald

Jennifer Weiner: Paperback fighter

A bestselling author who sells books by the million, Jennifer Weiner is on an almighty mission to get 'chick lit' the serious attention she believes it is due.

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Canada.com

Wallflowers: A stunning debut by Eliza Robertson

Bloomsbury PublishingPeriodically, there will be a flurry of activity intended to raise the profile of the humble short story, too often neglected as a literary form.

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The Ashland Daily Tidings

Q&A: Jefferson Parson

The singer and songwriter plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Admission costs $10.

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Zap2it.com

'Sons of Anarchy's' Charlie Hunnam to play King Arthur in Guy Ritchie movie

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam may have the next chapter of his career already mapped out.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangkok Post

Revisiting truth and ...

The Bangkok theatre scene has managed to stay relevant with regards to political matters, despite now being arguably less popular than film and literature Gandhi Wasuvitchayagit, who is also the music director, plays Kularb Saipradit while Montakan Rangsipramanakul, the editor-in-chief of Madame Figaro and host of TV show Diva Cafe, stars as ... (more)

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The Independent

From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest...

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