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Dutch library puts massive collection of historical occult books online

One of the world’s biggest collections of occult texts is going online, meaning anyone will be able to access and read hundreds of obscure and fascinating books for free.<p>The Dutch Ritman Library is digitalizing its collection of occult texts as part of its Hermetically Open project — an initiative …

The 50 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time

There’s no doubt that, if he were alive today, 19th-century Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax would be extremely surprised – and pleased, too, no …

Soul Music

The army that conquered the world

The martial figures buried with the first Chinese emperor were discovered in 1974. But the tomb they guard hasn’t even been opened, writes Jonathan Glancey.<p>In March 1974, Yang Zhifa, a farmer, along with his five brothers and their neighbour Wang Puzhi, were digging a well in pomegranate and …

Archaeology

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Top 10 books about wild women

From a 17th-century sci-fi utopia to an autobiographical vampire novel, all these great books were written by women who busted boundaries social, personal and literary<p>I first came across 17th-century writer Margaret Cavendish in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: “What a vision of loneliness and …

Books

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Scuba Diving

The $2.6 Billion Treasure Still Lost at the Bottom of the Sea

To this day, the wreck of the Flor de la Mar lies in wait, ready for a lucky underwater adventurer to disturb its resting place and strike it …

Archaeology

There are 76,000 secret categories hidden in Netflix — here's how to see all of them

Netflix has over 76,000 categories of TV shows and movies, but you may never see most of these when you're browsing around for something new to watch. Fortunately, there are a few simple hacks that let you do a deeper dive into the streaming service.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

9 Documentaries That Are Far Scarier Than Any Horror Film

<i>The Imposter</i><p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p>A 13-year-old boy goes missing in Texas and is found in Spain three years later with a thick French accent …

Horror

Expand your universe with Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s new video game

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is entering the video game business. His new game, <i>Neil deGrasse Tyson Presents: Space Odyssey</i>, is an educational …

stranger things is returning and has a super cryptic trailer

Learn everything and nothing about the sequel to Netflix's addictive 80s supernatural thriller.<p>One of the only inevitable things about supernatural 80s success story <i>Stranger Things</i> is that Netflix would return the hit show for a second season. Now they've promised to do exactly that with a concise, …

24 of the most exciting science fiction and fantasy books to read this September

Stories with strange abilities, adventures in distant galaxies, and quests in fantastic worlds<p>It’s a new month, which means that it’s a good time to look forward to the coming onslaught of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels (as well as some cool nonfiction books) hitting bookstores over …

Wooden Desktop Arcade Might Be the Most Beautiful Retro Hardware I've Ever Seen

8Bitdo, the company behind those Bluetooth SNES and NES controllers that let you play classic 8 and 16-bit games without annoying wires, is teasing …

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

The Best Writing App Ever Just Came To iOS

For almost a decade, Scrivener has been helping writers tame their untameable manuscripts. Now it’s been perfectly adapted to mobile.<p>A vintage typewriter, a beautiful fountain pen, a distraction-free writing app, or a ridiculously expensive e-ink word processor. Writing is hard, which is why …

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to new 2016 lows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level since May 2013, driven down by financial tumult in Europe.<p>Mortgage …

European Union

Netflix's 1980s Scifi Throwback Stranger Things Is Must-(Binge-)Watch TV

<i>Stranger Things</i>—an eight-part Netflix series that debuts July 15—is set in the 1980s and is heavily influenced by Stephen King and Steven Spielberg …

Top 10 novels about deranged killers

From Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter, murderous bogeymen exercise an enduring grip on readers’ imaginations. These are some of the best, and most frightening<p>Nearly six decades after its original publication, Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho remains the progenitor and touchstone of all the deranged …

Horror

10 Things to Watch on Netflix if You Love True Crime

Something to fill your Making a Murderer void.<p>Because honestly, who <i>doesn't</i> love true crime?<p>1. <i>Cropsey</i><p>What starts as an investigation into an urban legend about a boogeyman turns into a stunning investigation of Andre Rand, a Staten Island man convicted of kidnapping children. The shaky camera (à la</i> …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

The five cult documentaries that you need to see

This article isn’t for dumb baby losers who have only made a surface effort to get into cult documentary film and “liked” Louis Theroux on Facebook. A crash course in cult requires repeat viewings of <i>Paris is Burning</i> (1990) and <i>Grey Gardens</i> (1975). Not until you can spell O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E in the same …

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Dead Slow Ahead is a transcendent sci-fi documentary that must be experienced

I was beginning to have the itch, a low-level anxiety that occurs on the third or fourth day of a film festival when you haven't seen anything you feel terribly strongly about one way or another. SXSW, in addition to being a premiere showcase for brands, bands and media outlets, happens to have a …

A Must-See Trailer for an Incredible Animated Steampunk Adventure

On March 25, one of the year’s best genre films is going to be released. It’s not live-action, it’s not American, but it’s got more life and wonder …