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Free E-Books available here ... and not of the usual kind of suspects [1]
Some of the categories available:
- Alchemy
- Ancient Religions
- Biographs
- Bizarre (naaaa, but books like the Voynich Manuscript and Codex Serahinianus ;-) )
- Budism
- Hinduism
- Islam
and much more.
+Laura Gibbs I am not sure if there is something new for you to find.
via +Paul Hodson
[1] Don't ask me what one believes as "usual suspect". And why ... ;-)
These stories are from the original source, the Icelandic Eddas, which were compiled in the 13 century from much older material
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Researchers in France have developed a self-setting foam that can repair defects in bones and assist growth. Eventually, this advanced biomaterial could be used to quickly regenerate bone growth and treat degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis.
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When a team of Dutch scientists unveiled the world’s first stem cell beef burger in 2013, it carried a $300,000 price tag. Worse, it was dry and tasteless. But since the initial lackluster reviews, Mark Post and his colleagues have been hard at work. Now, they say they hope to have a commercially saleable cow-less patty on the market in five years.
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On weather forecasting, and better atmospheric models. And better atmospheric models are hard.
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“And if I were to believe a recent report from one independent school head, your students and their parents think that the only jobs worth shooting for are in medicine, law, financial services and the media.”

What a terrible poverty of vision. And this is the strata where 'leaders' are recruited from. Boring people, living the same off-the-peg lifes as their parents, creating boring children, making boring decisions. And the cycle continues.
Affluent pupils tend to shun ‘new-economy’ opportunities to choose same courses and universities as their parents, says Ucas head
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That is some cool math.
The controlled demolition of old buildings is always a fun thing to watch, especially when demolition experts do extremely accurate math in order to bring down huge structures. Just like in the case of the coal-fired Cockenzie power station in East Lothian, Scotland.
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On the virtue of planning

The Oregon nutcases are running out of supplies and are asking for "supplies and snacks".

I think I have some old Bundeswehr ration packs which I acquired back in the day. Should still be good. Where can I send them?


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A group of around a dozen armed men have taken over a remote federal building on a wildlife reserve in Oregon as part of a protest against government "tyranny", demanding that the land be handed over to local ranchers.
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Van Dough.

Engineered colonies of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast grew to create this farmhouse scene.

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Deacon testifies at hearing for parents of Lucas and Christopher Leonard, teens who were attacked at ‘spiritual counseling session’ in New Hartford
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Ceres’ bright spots have been a winking mystery for months, but NASA finally thinks it’s solved the riddle: No, we’re not looking at a giant alien ice rink. More likely, enormous piles of salt.
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