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Weekend Link Roundup: October 20

Turkey in Harvard Square
(photo: @diane_xy)

—Spotted in Harvard Square: A turkey browsing the new paperbacks at Harvard Book Store. We hope he was looking for Mike O'Connor's Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?, which features another famous Cambridge turkey, Mr. Gobbles!

—Does the EPA's authority to regulate automobile emissions of greenhouses gases as air pollutants also apply s to power plants and factories? In 2014, the Supreme Court will review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the regulations.

—In last Sunday's New York Times, Dr. Danielle Ofri wrote on how hard it is for doctors to change their habits and how this ought to give doctors a bit of empathy for patients when they're asked to make lifestyle changes.

—Is there a party scene from a book you wish you could attend? Author Suzette Field picks what she considers to be the ten best parties in literature.

—Book delivery by drone? If all goes according to plan,  textbook rental service and Australian tech start-up will be launching this service soon.        

—3000 BC: The earliest known books are known to exist in Mesopotamia and Egypt. 1040: The world's first movable type printing technology is developed in China. 1983: The era of desktop publishing begins. Want more? Check out this brief history of publishing infographic.

—October 15th was Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates women in science, technology, engineering and math. In 1842, Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program.