Robots are about to change the way buildings are constructed
A construction robot has to be powerful enough to handle heavy material, small enough to enter standard buildings, and flexible enough to navigate the terrain.
How to Protect Your Library With Medieval Book Curses
Medieval scribes protected their work by threatening death, or worse.
First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…
13 Survival Tips That May Save Your Life Someday
Some inadvertent deaths are unavoidable—wrong place, wrong time. But most aren't. Staying alive requires perceiving threat, feeling dread, and responding. Here'
Gang abseiled into a warehouse and stole rare books
They escaped with more than 160 books, many from the 15th and 16th Centuries, that were being stored in a warehouse near Heathrow before being flown to the United States.
10 Must-Read Empowering Books for Every Woman
All women need to be reminded, occasionally, that we are incredibly strong, dynamic, beautiful goddesses inside. Here are 10 books for woman to feel strong, empowered, and supported:
Ben Wa Balls: What Are They and What Can They Do for Your Sex Life?
They go by lots of different names including Kegal Balls,Venus ball, geisha balls, and Burmese balls. They’re also rumored to take your sex life from good to great. But what are ben wa balls? Are there really any benefits to using them and, if so, what are they? Most importantly, are ben wa balls a …
10 Things This Christian Doesn't Believe About The Bible
Whenever Christians talk about their faith with other Christians or with non-Christians the Bible is there, either as an overt discussion topic or as part of the background noise in the room. Many followers of Jesus assume that everyone believes everything about the Bible that they believe about the Bible, which makes for some very messy miscommunication and far too… Continue Reading 10 Things This Christian Doesn’t Believe About The Bible
How Long Will It Take to Read President Obama’s Essential Books? You Don’t Want to Know
POTUS gave WIRED his essential books list. This is how long it would take to read them.
How religious is your state?
Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.