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Boy says he didn't go to heaven; publisher says it will pull book

Alex Malarkey, seen here in a 2009 photo, has written an open letter saying that events described in the best-seller The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven were made up. 

Nearly five years after it hit best-seller lists, a book that purported to be a 6-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a car crash is being pulled from shelves.

'Tasty': How flavor helped make us human

"Flavor is the most important ingredient at the core of what we are. It created us," John McQuaid writes in his book Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat. 

While the advent of the foodie may be a 21st century phenomenon, from an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, a new book argues.

'America's Bitter Pill' argues why health care law 'won't work'

Steven Brill is a journalist who also founded Court TV, American Lawyer magazine, 10 regional legal newspapers and Brill's Content Magazine. He teaches journalism at Yale. 

Journalist Steven Brill's latest book critiques the Affordable Care Act, which he calls "unsustainable."

Vocab-intensive tech encourages 'anytime, anywhere learning'

The Sesame Workshop app called Big Bird's Words helps children not only learn new vocabulary, but also understand the interconnectedness between words. 

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.