Books|Review: David Means's 'Hystopia,' Not Your Average War Novel - New York Times - Monday, April 18, 2016 - 21:38

Books|Review: David Means's 'Hystopia,' Not Your Average War Novel
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“Hystopia,” David Means's dark acid trip of a novel, reads like a phantasmagorical — and sometimes pretentious — mash-up of David Foster Wallace's “Infinite Jest,” Charlie Kaufman's screenplay “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and Michael Herr ...

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Book Review|'The Universe in Your Hand' and 'Seven Brief Lessons on Physics' - New York Times - Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:30

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Book Review|'The Universe in Your Hand' and 'Seven Brief Lessons on Physics'
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The collision of two black holes is seen in this still image from a computer simulation. Credit Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes, via Reuters. Have you heard the joke about the elderly rabbi who tries to settle a bitter dispute between two men? The rabbi ...

Scenes of Ruin After Ecuador Earthquake Kills Hundreds - New York Times - Monday, April 18, 2016 - 04:02

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Scenes of Ruin After Ecuador Earthquake Kills Hundreds
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At least 230 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded in one of the strongest earthquakes to strike Ecuador in decades. By REUTERS on Publish Date April 17, 2016. Photo by Guillermo Granja/Reuters. Watch in Times Video ». embed. QUITO ...

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Americas|Sperm Donor's Profile Hid Mental Illness and Crime, Lawsuits Say - New York Times - Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:16

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Americas|Sperm Donor's Profile Hid Mental Illness and Crime, Lawsuits Say
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They thought they had found the perfect match in Donor 9623, described as a man with an I.Q. of 160 who was healthy and working toward his Ph.D. But in 2014, about seven years after Ms. Collins gave birth to their son, she and her partner, Elizabeth ...

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Books|Review: 'Black Hole Blues' Recounts the Quest to Find the Cosmic Kazoo - New York Times - Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 21:06

Books|Review: 'Black Hole Blues' Recounts the Quest to Find the Cosmic Kazoo
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Janna Levin, the author of “Black Hole Blues and Other Songs From Outer Space.” Credit Sonja Georgevich. Just two months ago, scientists announced that they had heard, for the very first time, the sound of two black holes colliding in outer space. The ...

Books|A 'Mockingbird' Reopens in Alabama, and Drama Plays Out - New York Times - Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 18:39

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Books|A 'Mockingbird' Reopens in Alabama, and Drama Plays Out
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The cast of the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” is introduced after a performance in Monroeville, Ala. Credit Jeff Haller for The New York Times. MONROEVILLE, Ala. — The play unfolded here Friday at the Old Monroe County Courthouse pretty much as it has ...

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Americas|Dilma Rousseff's Former Supporters in Brazil Express Disillusionment - New York Times - Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 17:13

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Americas|Dilma Rousseff's Former Supporters in Brazil Express Disillusionment
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BRASÍLIA — They are at once ubiquitous and invisible here, the street cleaners, landscapers, hotel maids and traffic police who make sure Brazil's meticulously designed capital stays true to the national flag's slogan of “order and progress.” But as ...

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Americas|Fight to Impeach Brazil's Leader Tears at Fabric of Daily Life - New York Times - Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 00:50

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Americas|Fight to Impeach Brazil's Leader Tears at Fabric of Daily Life
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“I don't think this will turn into a civil war because you'd have to be stupid to fight for these politicians, but people are very stressed right now,” said Rafael Alcadipani da Silveira, 39, a professor of organizational studies at Fundação Getúlio ...

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Justin Trudeau Seeks to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Canada - New York Times - Friday, April 15, 2016 - 00:29

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Justin Trudeau Seeks to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Canada
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On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada unveiled a new bill that would legalize doctor-assisted suicides for people suffering from serious medical ailments. By REUTERS on Publish Date April 14, 2016. Photo by Geoff Robins/The Canadian ...

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Books|Curtis Sittenfeld Is No Jane Austen, but She's OK With That - New York Times - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 18:00

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Books|Curtis Sittenfeld Is No Jane Austen, but She's OK With That
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Curtis Sittenfeld, the author of the novel “Eligible,” in St. Louis. Credit Whitney Curtis for The New York Times. It takes confidence — some might even say hubris — to rewrite one of the most beloved novels in the English canon. So Curtis Sittenfeld ...

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This Is Why You Constantly Diagnose Yourself Over The Internet - Gizmodo Australia

This Is Why You Constantly Diagnose Yourself Over The InternetGizmodo AustraliaFor those of use who aren't extensively trained in psychology, the line between the Forer effect and actual psychology gets thinner by the day, which is one of the reasons why so many people are self-diagnosing.

New blood test may be able to find best antidepressant match - Cape Cod Times (subscription)

New blood test may be able to find best antidepressant matchCape Cod Times (subscription)British scientists took a major step toward bringing personalized medicine to mental health on Tuesday, announcing that they developed a blood test that can accurately predict whether you'll respond to the conventional, commonly prescribed .

Antidepressants not offering young people 'a clear advantage', say experts - Beverley Guardian

Antidepressants not offering young people 'a clear advantage', say expertsBeverley GuardianProfessor Peng Xie, a member of the team from Chongqing Medical University in China, said: "The balance of risks and benefits of antidepressants for the treatment of major depression does not s

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