These ‘disease hunters’ developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19

Nearly two decades ago, when 9/11 spurred governments to invest in fighting bioterrorism, a group of disease experts figured out how to track pandemics using data from emergency rooms with a technique called ‘syndromic surveillance.’ Now, as the COVID-19 coronavirus … Read more…

Pulitzer winner Lawrence Wright’s new novel eerily prescient about coronavirus

Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction author of “The Looming Tower,” has an eerily prescient novel hitting shelves about a devastating virus that begins in Asia before going global. Advance copies of “The End of October” went out to reviewers this … Read more…

‘The Killing’ Producer Piv Bernth To Adapt Kerstin Ekman Crime Novel ‘Blackwater’ For Sweden’s SVT — EFM

Apple Tree Productions, the ITV Studios backed production company led by The Killing producer Piv Bernth, is to adapt Kerstin Ekman’s award-winning crime novel Blackwater into a six-part TV series for Sweden’s SVT. Announced at the European Film Market, Blackwater … Read more…

Alcon Entertainment Picks Up Film Rights To ‘P.S. I Love You’ Follow-Up Novel ‘Postscript’

Alcon Entertainment has secured all filmed entertainment rights to Postscript, the recently released follow-up to Cecelia Ahern’s 2004 debut novel P.S. I Love You. The Blind Side production company … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, discusses novel coronavirus

Mayo Clinic News Network SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet … Read more…

Author Tour for Controversial Novel ‘American Dirt’ Canceled Citing Safety Concerns

(NEW YORK) — The publisher of Jeanine Cummins’ controversial novel “American Dirt” has cancelled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border … Read more…

Movie based on popular novel puts South Korean gender divide back in focus

A movie based on a controversial and best-selling novel that chronicled the everyday sexism faced by women topped South Korea’s box office this week, reigniting a national debate over women’s roles in an historically male-dominated society. Reuters: Entertainment News BEST … Read more…

Breast Cancer Survivor Feels Like Herself After Novel Reconstruction (PKG) HD – FOR MEDIA

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A Case for Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Missing First Novel

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty Where is Sherlock Holmes when you need him? In 1884, three years before Holmes would make his debut, his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finished his very first novel. When he wasn’t treating … Read more…

Novel scale correlates children’s snacking behaviors with external food cues

Preliminary evidence from a new national study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding … Read more…

Books of The Times: With Sensuality and Coolness, a Debut Novel Considers the (Partial) Truths We Tell About Ourselves

The narrator of Aysegul Savas’s “Walking on the Ceiling” writes from present-day Istanbul, remembering time she spent adrift in Paris and London after the death of her mother. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!

2019 Movie Preview: ‘Pet Sematary’ Is a Dark and Powerful Take on Stephen King’s Classic Novel

2019 sees multiple big-screen adaptations of Stephen King's most notable titles, IT: Chapter 2 and Pet Sematary. The first IT was a record-breaking hit back in 2017, and its sequel will no doubt make waves later in the year. First … Read more…