Author: Marisa Brook • Page 3/4

Marisa Brook collects postcards, magnets, travel pins, and sometimes interesting rocks. She also spent eleven years collecting linguistics degrees, and now helps other people do so.

The Science of Mental Fitness

Intensive imagining can have measurable effects on the physical body.

The Tyrant of Clipperton Island

A remote island colony abruptly falls into peril as the last remaining adult man becomes psychotic and undertakes a reign of terror.

Too Close for Comfort

Biological family members reunited relatively late in life sometimes have to contend with unexpected and powerful feelings of attraction.

A Walk in the Valley of the Uncanny

In June 2006 at the ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories in Keihanna, Japan, reporters and scienti...

Sympathy for the Devil

There are few things as thrilling as the story of a dramatic escape, especially one with a happy ending. It is unders...

The Alcatraz Redemption

Officially, there were never any successful escape attempts from California's notorious Alcatraz Prison. Nicknamed 'T...

The Lonely Tree of Ténéré

Because trees are so abundant, it is rare for a single one to become well-known. Some trees become distinguished due...

The Birth of a Language

Languages are thoroughly organic entities. Each one is complex and versatile, constantly shifting according to the ne...

The Tragedy of the Love Canal

William T. Love came to 1890s Niagara Falls, New York, with hugely ambitious plans. The landowner and entrepreneur en...

An Island Is Born

Off the coast of Iceland on the morning of 14 November 1963, the crew of a lone fishing trawler spotted an alarming s...
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