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19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

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Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Hypnosis: You are getting sleepy ... and calm, and thin, and ...

Ever wonder why some people, even under adverse circumstances, set goals and achieve them effortlessly? Some of them, undoubtedly, are hard-wired to succeed. They just set themselves in a direction and their mind handles the rest.<p>But that ability is atypical; most of us, at one time or another, are …

Q&A: Richard Dawkins discusses evolution, religion and his fans

CONVERSATIONS IN SCIENCE<p>Q&A: Richard Dawkins discusses evolution, religion and his fans<p>British author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins talks about evolution, religion and his 'appetite for wonder.'<p>November 30, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>British intellectual Richard Dawkins, author of “The Selfish …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

This is the Mexican Axolotl. It can regrow limbs, parts of its brain and make new neurons http://t.co/w8ibSafGLS

Moving sculptures: Previewing Art of the Automobile

The plutocrats have taken roost on Manhattan Island.<p>Following a week in which the highest auction prices ever paid for works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons were logged in New York, Sotheby’s and RM Auctions have convened a glinting, glamorous sale on the far east side of Manhattan.<p>Art …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

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Today in science: 1st intentional radio message to space

What do you think? Should we be advertising our presence in space?<p><b>November 16, 1974.</b> This is the anniversary of the most powerful broadcast ever …

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World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …