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Study applies AI to analyze how children read

A study conducted by of Lexplore indicates that advanced arterialise intelligence can show how a child reads. Such information can be used to assess learning difficulties and provide a basis for assisting with word interpretation issues like dyslexia.

Reshaping the future? Hong Kong's face readers

Hong Kong - Want to improve your performance at work, or solve relationship problems? Li Chau-jing has the solution -- plucking your eyebrows to help achieve those life goals.

Amazon revamps its budget Kindle to reverse falling e-book sales

Amazon has announced a new version of its base model Kindle e-reader. The budget device has been updated with a lighter design and improved performance. The changes are designed to attract more people to Kindle as e-readers stagnate.

Review: Author Patricia Lea Olson inspires children with 'Zena's Dream'

Dreaming is a huge part of life, especially as a child. You're at a time in your life when you can dream all you want, and your responsibilities are minimal.

Review: Reading improves a child's brain Special

The human brain is plastic; that is, it is ever changing, influenced daily by sights, sounds and learning. Modern Magnetic Resonance Imaging has shown that creative activities enhance and develop various parts of the brain.

Op-Ed: Bad literacy directly affects people’s health and our society

Stop a moment and think about the scandalous fact that, in modern Britain, i.e. one of the richest country on the planet, more than a fifth of 11-year-olds will still be leaving primary school without reaching the basic level in reading.

Top book for primary school children revealed

London - The number one book for children at primary school (aged five to 11 in the U.K.) to read has been named by teachers. It is 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' a novel by Roald Dahl.

Mesut Özil masterclass sends Arsenal to the FA Cup final

Mesut Özil silenced his critics yet again as he combined with Alexis Sanchez to take Arsenal through to the FA Cup final.

Bedtime reading on an eReader may keep you awake

University Park - Reading on an eReader at bedtime, rather than flicking the pages of one of those old-fangled, cuboid contraptions called books, may encourage alertness, a new study has found.

Reading, PA. already taking down not-so-merry Christmas tree

Most of us have been through it, hating our Christmas tree, wanting to replace it. More often, this isn't scientific, it's the female who insists on another and the male who must go along. In this story an entire town wants to replace their tree.

Penn. city scraps 'pathetic' Christmas tree

Reading - It's not too often that a Christmas tree can cause controversy, but a Pennsylvania town has done just that, with residents describing the tree as "pathetic" and "ugly."

Op-Ed: Elon Musk's worry about AI should prompt tech-in-education debate

Famous inventor and tech mogul Elon Musk, he of Space X and Tesla Motors, has just cautioned us against the dangers of artificial intelligence. While AI may be dangerous, we should also be worried about the more basic danger of over-reliance on tech.

Children’s books teach important lessons on accepting differences Commissioned

Leading experts and authors agree that helping children recognize and accept differences at an early age is important, especially via literature.

Reading narrative stories improves brain connectivity

Atlanta - A new study shows that reading fiction novels or short stories improves neural connections in the brain and the effects last several days after reading.

How the school librarian touches every child Special

Paper books, libraries and librarians -- not outdated, are even more culturally necessary today for both parents and children.

What's the best way to read to a baby?

Researcher and writer Elaine Reese has provide some tips for reading to new babies. Although babies do not seem to react much, Reese argues that reading out loud has benefits for the baby’s development.

An easy way to lose weight: Read a fast-paced novel

With the New Year about to ring in, most have thought about resolutions: losing weight, being on time, being fiscally responsible, and the list goes on.

Study reveals booklovers have improved literacy and maths ability

Considering they read for fun, it comes as no surprise that most booklovers have improved literacy rates, as reading gives them an avenue to improve their vocabulary. What could be surprising is that the hobby is also linked to enhanced maths ability.

Elizabeth Gilbert reads from new novel at Toronto book signing Special

Toronto - 'Eat, Pray, Love 'author Elizabeth Gilbert arrived in Toronto yesterday, kicking off the official tour of her latest novel, 'The Signature of All Things. ' It was the author's first public appearance for the new book.

Young people prefer to read on a computer screen

London - According to a U.K. survey, the majority of young people prefer to read on a computer screen rather than a printed book or magazine.

Review: Reading in the glow Special

The Kobo Glo is a great eReader and a great way to pack a lot of books for a week of reading in the dark — or in the bright tropical sun

Op-Ed: Sports Talk — Premier League Preview — Sat 16

The weekend's action in the Barclay's Premier League see's crucial clashes at the top and bottom of the League as Everton host Manchester City, Reading travel to Manchester United and Aston Villa and QPR battle near the foot of the table at Villa Park.

Op-Ed: RIP Nicholas Hoare, another Toronto indie bookstore closes

Toronto - Nicholas Hoare, an iconic Toronto independent bookstore, will soon be closing its doors, jamming another nail in the coffin for book-lover havens. I, for one, will miss the character and warmth of Hoare.

James Patterson delivers Savannah Book Festival's keynote address Special

Savannah - Bestselling author James Patterson's remarks focused on storytelling and what he's passionate about, including the importance of getting kids to read.

Video: Bo steals the spotlight from First Lady Michelle Obama

Washington - First Lady Michelle Obama carried on a 60-year tradition, reading to children at the Children's National Medical Center, but First Dog Bo ended up upstaging Mrs. Obama.

Op-Ed: Phonics pronk - Do education experts need to go back to school?

The Synthetic Phonics test, devised by educational experts, to test the reading ability of six year old children suggests educational experts may have a rather limited vocabulary and need to return to school.

Review: New book unleashes 'grandma power'

A global project turned book, documented by world renowned photojournalist Paola Gianturco, follows the lives of women who are a central figure in any family: Grandmas. It is fittingly called, "Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon."

Monkeys can possibly 'read'

A recent study has indicated that monkeys can "read", or at least distinguish real words from a nonsense jumble of letters.

Books: Are mermaids the new vampires?

The classical water-dwelling creatures known as mermaids are reclaiming media attention and taking the place of vampires and werewolves. Myths and folklore about mermaids have been told for thousands of years and some even believe they actually exist.

New romantic reads for Valentine's Day

Signs of love and romance are popping up everywhere for Valentine's Day: Including book pages. From the duo whose new novel has inspired an online movement, to a literary remake of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, your heart will swoon.
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