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#MammothMonday: Could We Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon?

Just days ago, scientists were finally successful in sequencing the full mammoth genome. Beth Shapiro, author of How to Clone a Mammoth offered commentary on this exciting and ethically controversial achievement. According to the BBC News, "A US team … [Read More...]

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25th anniversary of the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope

Twenty-five years ago today, the shuttle mission STS-31 saw the space shuttle Discovery launch the Hubble Space telescope successfully into orbit. Since then, it has produced the most stunning images of the cosmos humanity has ever seen. (The … [Read More...]

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Ronald Suny on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Armenian Genocide. Beginning on April 24, 1915, up to 1.5 million Armenians would die in massacres at the hands of the Ottoman government. The executions took place during and after WWI, … [Read More...]

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Best Sellers

These are the best-selling books for the past week. Alan Turing: The Enigma, The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game by Andrew Hodges The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm edited by Jack … [Read More...]

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Beth Shapiro at Kepler’s

Beth Shapiro, author of How to Clone a Mammoth, has begun her book tour across the US and the UK. Last Thursday, April 16, Beth had a wonderful event at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, CA, where she gave an overview of her intriguing book and fielded … [Read More...]

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#WinnerWednesdays

In the past two weeks, our authors have received quite a few honors. Check out the complete list of awards: Winner of the 2015 AAPOR Book Award, American Association for Public Opinion Research Peter V. Marsden (Editor) - Social Trends in … [Read More...]

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