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Can STEM Really Succeed?

In 2006, the U.S. National Academies expressed  concern about the declining state of education in the United States in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It recommended improving K–12 science and mathematics education, providing additional training for teachers in these areas, and increasing the number of students entering college for STEM-related degrees. [...]

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Are bad voters like drunk drivers? New book says they are, and that they should stay home on Election Day

Jason Brennan, author of the new book “The Ethics of Voting,” argues that irresponsible voting is morally wrong, and that misinformed voters should stay home on Election Day.

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  Just ask Peter Sagal: How to make billions in kids’ lit

Peter Sagal lays out the formula for becoming a bestselling children’s book author. Follow these easy steps, and watch the billions roll in.

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  First Look: How the story of Cleopatra resonates today

In her new book “Cleopatra: A Life,” Stacy Schiff redefines what we know about the last queen of Egypt, and provides a story that may resonate for women today.

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  Reza Aslan: Connecting East and West through literature

Alison Stewart speaks with religious scholar and author Reza Aslan about his new book, which chronicles the history of the modern Middle East through literature.

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Clearing the air: The fury over Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Freedom’

Is Jonathan Franzen’s new book really a “must read”? A few critics have dared to detract, and gender bias looms above the debate.

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  Gary Shteyngart on dachshunds, Lenin and reading Twain in Russia

Best-selling author and satirist Gary Shteyngart’s new book is about a future society where technology rules all. So how often does he update his own Facebook page?

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With ‘Star Island,’ Carl Hiaasen takes aim at celebrity culture

Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen is known for his funny fiction and fierce commentary. Now, with his new book “Star Island,” he examines the making of tabloid fodder.

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