Dan Brown's latest book Inferno is set in the great Renaissance city of Florence, home of the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. Does the new book recapture the magic of The Da Vinci Code?
Our good friend Mark Foster has just released the second novel in his "Messages From The Unseen World" sci-fi/fantasy series, titled The Story and the Teller. The first novel, Everywhere But No Place, was a cracker of a read, and I can't wait to bury my head in the sequel. Part cyber-techno thriller, part mythic and part magic, the series is a great tale well told.
And if you haven't yet read Everywhere But No Place, listen up: to celebrate the release of the new book The Story and the Teller, Mark has made the first book in the series A FREE DOWNLOAD for Kindle readers! Get in now folks, before he realises this madness and changes his mind. And while you're there, why not actually pay for a copy of the second novel, because (a) it's just a few bucks for two fantastic novels and (b) he fully deserves some money in his pocket for these wonderful books.
When you compare dogs to wolves in several problem-solving tasks, dogs look downright vapid. But if dogs see humans solve these same problems, dogs get it right away. It’s when dogs partner with humans that they become extraordinary.
I, Robot Maker: Will Jackson wants his humanoid robots to behave like people.
Koch Carbon: North America's petroleum coke - the dirtiest residue from the dirtiest oil on earth - is sold to Mexico, South America, India, and China, which uses it as a cheap alternative to low-grade coal to generate electricity, adding to their air-quality woes.
Meet the career con man who made a fortune selling illegal pharmaceuticals online — and then helped the feds pull off a sting that forced Google to cough up a $500 million fine. *shiver* I feel sullied and unusual, Mr. Gibbs.