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Philosopher William MacAskill coined the term "longtermism" to convey the idea that humans have a moral responsibility to protect the future of humanity, prevent it from going extinct and create a better future for many generations to come. He outlines this concept in his new book, What We Owe the Future. Matt Crockett hide caption

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A book on laughter and how it brings out our most authentic selves

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The award-winning novelist Chibundu Onuzo has lately been thinking about her life in London and her visits to Nigeria, where she was born: "What do I love most about my trips to Lagos? I lose my self-consciousness there. If I stand out, it's for something other than my skin color." David Levenson/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage as he was preparing for a speaking event in western New York on Friday. Grant Pollard/Invision/AP hide caption

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Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking after stabbing attack

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Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green, co-authors of Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers Courtesy of the Rodgers-Beaty-Guettel family; Earl Wilson/New York Times hide caption

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Published 8 years after her death, Mary Rodgers' memoir is a true tell-all book

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A photo of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. is displayed during a news conference April 24, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif., announcing the arrest of the man suspected to be the so-called Golden State Killer. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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After a career of cracking cold cases, investigator Paul Holes opens up

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'The Last White Man' spins a deft, if narrow, fantasy about identity

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Tom Sturridge as Dream in Netflix's The Sandman. Liam Daniel/Netflix hide caption

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The Penguin logo is visible on the spine of a book. The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster to block the companies from completing a merger valued at $2.175 billion. Tim Ireland/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Authors and bookstore owners worry a big publishing merger will affect diversity

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Why do so many bikes end up underwater? The reasons can be weird and varied

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