Maria Popova

Sep. 11, 2015

The Science of Story Time

Studies have shown that talking with your child promotes literacy. Now a new study in Psychological Science suggests reading to them may give them an even bigger edge.

Jun. 19, 2015

Throw These Science Books in Your Beach Bag

Maria Popova and Lee Billings share their summer reading picks.

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Jun. 13, 2014

Your Summer Science Book List

Lee Billings and Maria Popova compile your perfect summer science book list.

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Dec. 13, 2013

Science Book Picks for 2013

Journalist Deborah Blum and Maria Popova of share their top science books of 2013.

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Aug. 17, 2012

Arbiter of 'Interestingness' Navigates the 'Net

Internet "curator" Maria Popova describes her brand of "combinatorial creativity."

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Science Goes to the Movies: Jurassic World

Paleontologists Lindsay Zanno and Kenneth Lacovara share what made them clap—and cringe—while watching Jurassic World.

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