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"BOOM" and Bust: An Author's Perspective on Digital Publishing

When author Tony Horwitz was first approached to write an eBook about the Keystone XL pipeline, it sounded like a golden opportunity: a chance to profile the Western communities along the 4,000-mile route, while sidestepping the glacial pace of traditional publishing. His eBook topped online sales lists, but his experience morphed into a cautionary tale about the hazards of digital publishing.


Jack Davis, Cartoonist Who Helped Found 'Mad' Magazine, Dies

Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.

Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
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The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour is coming to you live from Slim's Diner from Petworth in Northwest D.C.


Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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