Google and Amazon: both heroes…and villains of the publishing industry today. Heroes GOOGLE Larry Page and Sergey Bin’s mission “to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” has resulted in an entire reference library at our fingertips. Google Book Search is a much-needed democratisation of knowledge. AMAZON We are now a… Continue reading
Month: December 2009
Extra solar watery world: The planet, named GJ 1214b, is 2.7 times as large as Earth and orbits a star much smaller and less luminous than our sun. That’s significant, Charbonneau said, because for many years, astronomers assumed that planets only would be found orbiting stars that are similar in size to the sun.Because of… Continue reading
Oral Roberts sure gets a rise out of people. Ben Witherington: Oral Roberts was that most unusual of all kinds of Methodists–a Pentecostal one. He had a big heart, a large evangelistic career, and a big vision, even a vision of creating a huge medical center to go with the university he was founding.But of… Continue reading
New study looks at ancestral human migration into Asia: Researchers mapping a massive array of genomes across Asia say they have found evidence that humans covered the continent in a single migratory wave, and share a common ancestry. The findings were released by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) Pan-Asian SNP Consortium which looks at single-nucleotide… Continue reading
More bad news for authors and publishers. Kirkus Reviews is closing. Taking 5,000 book reviews per year with it.