Harper Lee has died, 89 old

Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the book "To Kill a Mockingbird”, which she wrote in the 1960s and published in 1960, has died Friday at 89, in her sleep. This is a sad day for our family. America and the world knew Harper Lee as one of the last century's most beloved authors," Hank Conner, Lee's nephew and a spokesman for the family, said in a statement Friday morning.

Recent study reveals the 4 basic indicators of a top-notch dissertation writing

The recently performed study had several major goals: to provide an overview of student writing at different universities; to trace student development in writing across five different generations; and to use findings in various other researches. The research team followed a large group of students throughout their final years in different universities. With the opportunity to observe student writers, the researchers were able to gather a large digital archive of student writing.

A Modigliani painting sold for $170.4 million with fees at auction

The painting "Reclining Nude" considered one of the best known works of  Amedeo Modigliani sold Monday for $170.4 million with fees to a buyer from China placed the bid by phone at Christie's auction house in Manhattan. It is now the second most expensive painting sold at auction. "There is clearly good appetite among collectors for exceptional works of art offered with appropriate estimates," said Brook Hazelton, president of the Americas for Christie's.