The part of our eyes we use to see fine detail, and to read, is actually very limited: an angle of five degrees at the center of our field of vision.
Scientists studied families where one sibling was illiterate and another was literate to investigate reading's effects.
In the Western World, silent reading has only been around for approximately a thousand years.
Out of all the European languages, English takes the longest to learn how to read.
Literature offers a great mental vacation and opens the brain to new ways of thinking.
Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.
With the spiking popularity of science writing and a smorgasbord of great titles to choose from, what's stopping you?
Ever wonder how a money changer machine knows if you've given it a one, a five or a ten dollar bill?
Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.
A recent study suggests that the fast-paced, flickering images on televisions can harm kids' ability to relax and concentrate.