Alex White

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There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

Never built New York: the city that might have been – in pictures

From an elevated 19th-century pneumatic railway to a skyscraper cathedral and a Native American alternative to the Statue of Liberty, Never Built New York chronicles ambitious plans for the city which never saw the light of day<p>Never Built New York, by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, is published by …

Architecture

The Most Terrifying Weapons of 2016

There's probably no escape from any of these war machines.<p>It's been a rough year, and while this <i>is</i> Motherboard and we like to provide our readers with factual, analytical content, it's worth noting that the world is getting some really scary and pretty insane new ways to kill that have been …

The 20 Best Books of 2016, According to 36 "Best of" Lists

If you’re looking for a good book to curl up with this winter, you’re bound to find one on this list. These are the books found on “best of 2016" …

La Santa Muerte: 'Patron saint of Narcos' rattles the Catholic Church

Holding a scythe in one hand and a globe in the other, the Santa Muerte could be easily mistaken for the Grim Reaper. But to her supporters, this skeletal saint, affectionately nicknamed “skinny woman”, has the power to heal illness, bring prosperity and even help them find love.<p>Known as the patron …

High Heels

EmDrive: Beating NASA, China claims to have carried out successful test of 'impossible technology'

NASA has been trying to make the hypothetical technology, but China claims that it has successfully carried out a test.<p>The China National Space …

Spain's property market goes through the roof | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - According to a Spanish proverb, it is a bad idea to start building a house from the roof. But that is just what a Spanish firm is doing — and business is booming.<p>A prefabricated apartment is set up on a building's roof by a crane in Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2014. Gerardo …

Real Estate

A British scholar has uncovered thousands of letters written by Indian Muslim soldiers during the First World War

“We visited a shop where 2,000 men and women were working and everything can be bought,” wrote an Indian Muslim soldier posted in Brighton during World War I. “There is no need of asking as the price is written on everything!”<p>The letter, addressed to his family back in India, was penned by one A …

World History

The 5 best fiction books of 2016

<b>1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Doubleday, $27)<p>This year's National Book Award winner is "something much more interesting than a …

Books

Built by Associative Data Architects to Design Mixed-Use Project in Lebanon

Built by Associative Data, showcase their acclaimed data analysis with K1299, a new mixed-use project in Lebanon. The site was addressed through …

Architecture

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

The Books That Will Make 2017 More Interesting

January is just around the corner—and it's time to start thinking about restocking your bookshelves. Here are the ones we're looking forward to …