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Wednesday In Depth: May 9, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    The growing popularity of religious books

    Just 50 years ago, it would have been difficult to find many religious books at the bookstore. Today, religious books fill entire sections in bookstores around the world. What does the popularity of religious books say about our culture?

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Is the future of college online?

    We shop, bank and make friends online, so why not go to college online too? Some of the big-name schools, including Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are now offering their classes online for free. Can online universities replace a traditional college?

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Study: Social factors are greatest indicators of early death

    Education and family structure are the greatest indicators for life expectancy, new research from Stanford shows. Those factors are even more important than access to healthcare or individual habits including smoking.

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  • 2 of the best novels of 2014

    "While Emily St. John Mandel creates a world which is enduring horrible calamity in the form of a virulent flu which wipes out most of humanity, her literary creation is of the community of survivors living on in their new reality."
  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "

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