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from the Guardian

Scanner for ebook cannot tell its 'arms' from its 'anus'

A technical problem with optical character recognition software creates some awkward moments in romantic novels

from The Huffington Post

Big Obstacle To New Common Core Teaching Standards

I find the shift toward "core standards" a little alarming - are they advocating a "one size fits all" approach to education? If so... education is really taking significant steps backwards.

from Flavorwire

Why We Can’t Stop Reading — and Writing — Jane Austen Sequels

Death Comes to Pemberley comes to American TV screens this Sunday night (be not alarmed, dear sirs and madams, for Flavorwire will provide recaps of each installment). For those who don’t know, it'...

from ScienceDaily

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

African elephant with calf, Amboseli National Park. Elephants and other large animals face an increased risk of extinction Credit: © EcoView / Fotolia

5-9-14 Howard Bloom, Yale literature professor and cultural critic, recently stated “I am 79 years old and I have never seen this country in such a.bad state. It is madness! What we are seeing is the fall of the Roman empire, only now it is fall of America, the glory of our Empire." With the chinese on verge of owning your possessions and you, this ARRANGEMENT WAS AGREED TO BY PEOPLE WHO WERE ELECTED TO PROTECT!