News tagged with charles dickens

3Q: Fiction's role in emotional development

Research published last week in the journal Science found that subjects who read literary fiction, compared to popular fiction or nonfiction, performed better on tests measuring their ability to determine what ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Having a Polar Christmas

With Christmas upon us, Cambridge historian Dr Shane McCorristine and geographer and psychologist Dr Jane S.P. Mocellin take us back to the heroic age of Polar exploration, when festive celebrations served ...

Dec 27, 2012
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'The Social Network': Charles Dickens wrote the script

He looked at the technological revolution unfolding around him and recognized the possibility for new kinds of social networks, and the insight catapulted him to the pinnacle of his field and changed popular culture forever.

Jan 17, 2012
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