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The most wanted stolen art in history

Oct 25, 2010
"The Ghent Altarpiece" was painted over 600 years ago and may be the most significant artwork you've never heard of. Art historian Noah Charney writes about the painting and the many crimes against it in his new book and talks with Kai Ryssdal about why it's the most stolen artwork in history. Plus view a slideshow of the most wanted stolen artworks that are still missing.
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Study: Kids would read more if they had e-readers

Sep 30, 2010
Getting your kid an e-reader could get them to read more....
Posted In: Books, e-readers, reading

Amazon is busting out all over - app store, tablet, web thingie

Sep 28, 2010
Word has it that Amazon is about to launch an app store for Android devices. While it seems a little nuts at first that they're getting into a...
Posted In: Amazon, Books, business, Entertainment, gadgets, tablets

Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

Sep 7, 2010
Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
Posted In: Books, Environment, Kindle, sustainability

The secret life of Howard Hughes

Sep 3, 2010
Author Douglas Wellman talks with Bill Radke about his new book, "Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes," which claims billionaire Howard Hughes lost his money and still lived happily for a lot longer than you think.
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No more paper OED

Aug 31, 2010
The days of the150-lb, 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary are numbered. This week, Oxford University Press announced it's just too expensive to...
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The economics & politics of heat waves

Aug 17, 2010
Author Edward P. Kohn talks with Bill Radke about his new book "Hot Time in the Old Town," how a heat wave helped Teddy Roosevelt become president, and whether we've gotten any better at protecting the poor from the heat.
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Free iPad app for college textbooks

Aug 13, 2010
it claims to carry 90% of "core textbooks". So instead of sinking hundreds of dollars on textbooks that you have to lug around, you just zap them...
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A 50-year feast in 50 words: Happy Birthday, Green Eggs & Ham

Aug 12, 2010
When Dr. Seuss took on a bet from his editor to conjure up a book using only 50 words, he probably couldn't have imagined he'd match the success of...
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Amazon, Apple under investigation for e-book pricing

Aug 3, 2010
Connecticut's Attorney General announced an investigation into Amazon and Apple's potential anti-competitive pricing of e-books.
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