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Jul 24

60 Great Articles about Science and Technology -

All our favourite science and tech reads from around the net

8 Great Articles about Time -

Some of the best writers around tackle the mysteries of time

The Fermi Paradox -

by Tim Urban

Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy—but we never see evidence of anyone. Here are 13 reasons why.

Jul 23

Deafness as Culture -

by Edward Dolnick

Some deaf activists resist being integrated into the hearing world, preferring to use sign language to communicate and arguing that deafness is a separate culture rather than a handicap.

Seeing at the Speed of Sound -

by Rachel Kolb

My world is primarily a hearing one, and I learned to deal with this reality at a very young age. Surrounded by hearing people all the time, my only option has been to adapt, and lipreading is the skill that I have practiced most.

A Linguistic Big Bang -

by Lawrence Osborne

For the first time in history, scholars are witnessing the birth of a language — a complex sign system being created by deaf children in Nicaragua.

Jul 22

The Very Best of -

150 Classic Articles and Essays

For the last three years The Electric Typewriter has been searching the internet to bring you links to great articles and essays by the world’s best journalists and writers. Now we’ve collected the very best of what we’ve read so far. Enjoy!

100 Great Nonfiction Books -

The Electric Typewriter’s team of hardcore nonfiction addicts has put toghether a list of their 100 favourite books — a massive collection of the best nonfiction around

50 Great Documentaries -

We’ve scoured the internet to bring you links to the 50 best documentaries available to watch online

Jul 21

8 Great Documentaries about Psychology -

Amazing films about what makes us tick